CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — The man wanted in connection with a deadly double shooting in Catawba County Tuesday night has been captured, police said.
According to the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect, 37-year-old Scott Anthony Putnam, went to the victims' home on Curlee Drive in Conover. Investigators said there was an argument between Putnam and the mom and son before he shot them both. The mother was rushed to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. Her son, who has only been identified as a 24-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said two other people, the victim's fiancee and dad, were inside the home at the time of the shooting. One of them told deputies that Putnam tried to fire his gun at them, but ran out of bullets and ran out of the home.
Deputies issued warrants for Putnam's arrest on the charges of murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.
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