Man charged with murder in Moore County shooting

The homicide crime scene in an area along Union Pines Drive in Carthage. Photo by Patrick Priest/CBS North Carolina

CARTHAGE, N.C. (WNCN) — Authorities in Moore County say they have made an arrest after a deadly shooting in Carthage Saturday.

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A 63-year-old man was found by deputies in a Carthage home after a “suspicious death” was reported around 7:45 a.m., the Moore County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Deputies said the man died after he was shot once in the chest.

Throughout the day Saturday, deputies were at the scene along Union Pines Drive.

Kevin Vaughn of Broadway is currently being held with no bond for murder in the case, deputies said Saturday evening.

The name of the victim will not be released until after the next of kin have been appropriately notified.


Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey said the slaying was “not a random act of violence.”

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