LENOIR, N.C. -- A car crash turned into a homicide investigation in Caldwell County Tuesday.
Police were called to the scene on Miller Hill Road in Lenoir for a car crash just before 10 a.m.
The Gamewell Fire Department arrived first to find the driver, 27-year-old Stevenson Patterson Jr., with a gunshot wound. The victim was taken to Caldwell Memorial Hospital for life-threatening injuries. He later died in the hospital.
Police say the shooting happened on Hawksbill Court in Lenoir.
Cynthia Hewitt Chisholm, 40, is charged with Patterson’s murder. She is being held in the Caldwell County Detention Center.
SBI is assisting with the investigation.