CLEVELAND COUNTY, N.C. – Authorities have charged a man with murder after he stabbed his mother and shot his stepfather to death.
According to the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened Friday on Sam Latimore Road between Shelby and Boiling Springs. Investigators say the couple was confronting their son over a stolen vehicle when the conversation turned violent.
Officials say Matthew Safrit, 21, shot his stepfather and stabbed his mother. His stepfather later died. According to the sheriff’s office, the family is from Matthews. It’s unclear how or why they ended up in Cleveland County.
Authorities arrested Safrit. He is facing several charges including murder and possession of a firearm by a felon.
He’s being held at the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office without bond.