Police: Kinston man killed brother during fight

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on April 21, 2013 at 3:02 PM

KINSTON, N.C. (AP) -- A Kinston man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his brother. 

Authorities say deputies were called to a shooting in LaGrange on Saturday morning and found 28-year-old Richard Sylvester Thomas of Kinston dead in the yard of a house there. 

Deputies say Richard Thomas and his brother, 34-year-old Benjamin Thomas, were driving down the road together when they got into a fight. A witness told authorities the car stopped at a house, the fight continued and Benjamin Thomas shot his brother. 

Authorities say they found Benjamin Thomas walking down the road. The gun used to shoot his brother was found in a ditch. 

Benjamin Thomas was being held without bond at the Wayne County jail. It wasn't known if he had an attorney.
 

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