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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