Kinston woman dies after gun is accidentally shot, suspect charged

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT)- 17-year-old Blake Kyndall Turner was shot and killed after a gun accidentally was discharged on March 31.

Austin Ray Newcome, 18, was arrested and charged with Involuntary Manslaughter and Possession of a Stolen Firearm. He’s since been confined in the W.E. Smith Detention Center.

Lenoir County officials responded to a shooting incident at 3901 Mimosa Lane in LaGrange. When they arrived, deputies found a Turner, who was shot with serious injuries.

After thorough investigation, evidence showed that Newcome was handling the gun when it accidentally discharged, causing Turner to be struck.

The investigation is ongoing with the follow-up of the stolen firearm and the pending autopsy with the NC Medical Examiners Office.

WNCT-TV 9 On Your Side provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

3 thoughts on “Kinston woman dies after gun is accidentally shot, suspect charged

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s