North Carolina Nursing Home Shooting
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Mar 31, 2009 in Nursing Homes and Elder Rights
A 45-year-old man burst in to a Carthage, North Carolina nursing home Sunday morning and went on a shooting spree killing 8 and wounding 3. Preliminary reports say that Robert Stewart, 45, shot and killed 7 residents and one nurse and wounded three others, including a Carthage police officer responding to the emergency at Pine Lake Health and Rehab.
Authorities said Stewart began his rampage around 10 a.m. at Pinelake Health and Rehab in the North Carolina Sandhills, firing shots inside and outside the home. It ended when Officer Justin Garner traded gunfire with Stewart in a hallway, wounding the suspect.
By late Sunday afternoon, Moore County District Attorney Maureen Krueger had charged Stewart, of Moore County, with eight counts of first-degree murder and a single charge of felony assault of a law enforcement officer.
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