NEW INFO: Man Shot And Killed On Harkers Island

Deputies have released more information in a shooting Sunday night in Carteret County.

Dead is Blake Hackworth of Mary Ella Drive on Harkers Island. The shooting happened Sunday night.

Deputies says early reports say the 45-year-old man came after his mother and father with a crutch and threatened to kill them. They say, fearing for their lives, the father fired his gun, hitting the son in the head.

No charges have been filed as the investigation continues and deputies review the facts with the district attorney.


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One man was rushed to the hospital and later died after being shot on Harkers Island in Carteret County.

Deputy Chief Ken Raper of the Carteret County Sheriff's office says the shooting happened Sunday night around 8 p.m.

Raper says the shooting was a domestic assault but would not go into further detail because he says all of the next of kin have not been notified.

A news release is expected to be released sometime Monday morning.


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  • by Moma Location: NC on Sep 29, 2009 at 05:29 AM
    Your community is supporting you with prayers.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 28, 2009 at 08:47 PM
    Blakes parents/grandparents have faught for many years to direct Blake in the right direction. He has been in trouble as long as I can remember. I know this has been hard for his mom and dad but to be honest I am surprised it hasnt happened before now. Blake was a time bomb waiting to go and apparently Sunday was the day. I am glad his parents were not seriously injured but Im sure they will be scarred for the rest of their lives. His mother and father are respected in community and it will take the community to help them through this...
  • by To Old To Play Location: washington on Sep 28, 2009 at 06:05 PM
    I really feel sorry for that mother and father. He had a choice he had to make and in a hurry. You can't say the young man was bluffing, he didn't know. My son is 27 years old and my husband and I raised him to be respectable to everyone, and he is. But for some reason he have a bad day and come over and try to kill his father and I. He is a dead duck and we love our son with all of our heart. Getting to old to be playing games. And my son know this!
  • by Mom Location: NC on Sep 28, 2009 at 11:49 AM
    Its an awful choice to have to make but you do what you have to to protect yourself and your spouse. Even if it is your child who is threating you. I pray that you will eventually find peace in a choice that you had to make.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 28, 2009 at 08:38 AM
    I feel for this family.
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