Lawmen say a family feud turned into an accidental shooting early Saturday morning.
43-year-old Stephen Starnes is in the Carteret County jail after deputies say he and his wife got in an argument. Investigators say Mrs. Starnes called her dad to come pick her up, and her father came with a revolver.
Deputies say Starnes and his father-in-law struggled over the gun when the .22 caliber revolver went off and shot the father-in-law in his leg.
The victim is expected to recover while Starnes in in jail under a $10,000 bond, charged with assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting serious injury.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.