- Associated Press - Monday, April 18, 2016

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) - Police say a 72-year-old man has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting at a home in Gastonia.

Multiple media outlets report Tom Jones Deason is charged with second-degree murder. Police have not released the name of the deceased or said how the two men were related.

Police say officers were called to the home just before 11 p.m. Saturday.

Gaston County police spokesman Capt. Curtis Rosselle says the incident began as an argument that escalated to the fatal shooting inside the residence.

The victim was taken to a hospital, where he later died.



Deason is being held without bond. It isn’t immediately clear if he has an attorney.

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