Arrest made in Nash County domestic homicide

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WITN) - Deputies are investigating a domestic homicide after originally responding to a report of an accidental shooting in Nash County.

Authorities responded to the 7200 block of Summerlea Place in Rocky Mount Saturday evening, the Nash County Sheriff's Office said.

The report initially stated it was an accidental shooting, but once on scene deputies determine the call was actually a domestic homicide, according to the Sheriff's Office.

On the scene, deputies discovered 51-year-old William Major as the victim and his 22-year-old son, William Major Jr., as the suspect.

No motive has been determined yet as to why Major decided to kill his father.

Major was charged with one count of first degree murder and placed in the Nash County Detention Facility with no bond.

His first court appearance is set for Tuesday.

No further information is available at this time.