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Woman tells 911 that son just shot her granddaughter and boyfriend

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Published: Nov. 30, 2018 at 9:22 AM EST
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A Wayne County woman spent nearly 10 harrowing minutes on the phone with 911 after she reported her son had just shot her granddaughter and her granddaughter's boyfriend.

"My son just shot two people in my house," the woman said at the beginning of the 911 call.

The double murder happened just before 6:00 a.m. Friday at a home on Elm Avenue, southeast of Goldsboro.

Wayne County deputies have charged Steven Mackie with two counts of murder.

County records show the home is owned by Jennie Mackie.

"I was in bed and just heard the bang and I got up," the woman told 911. "My granddaughter is here and her boyfriend. He's kind of a mental patient. He said they were trying to kill him and he shot both of them."

The woman spoke quietly to 911 from a kitchen phone because she said her son has threatened to kill her and he was still in the house.

She told 911 that Mackie is bipolar and she believes he's off his meds. The telecommunicator tried to reassure the woman and told her to try to stay calm.

"I'm going to stay on the phone with you but we've got the sheriff's office and first responders on the way to you, ok? Are you some..where you can get safe, where it's safe," 911 asked the woman. "No," she replied.

Deputies say inside the home they later found the bodies of 25-year-old Kathryn McCloud, who also live there, and 27-year-old Keith Presnell from Summerfield, Ohio.

"One's in my foyer, dead," she told the telecommunicator. "You think he's dead," 911 asked. "I think he is. There's so much blood, yes," she replied.

The woman was on the phone with 911 for nearly 10 minutes before help arrived.

"He's just smoking a cigarette, he just walked in," the woman said. "He doesn't have the gun."

"He doesn't have the gun in his hand," asked 911. "No. He looked out the window like he was looking for you," she replied.

When deputies arrived they asked the woman to come out of the house with her hands up as a precaution.

Mackie was taken into custody and later charged. The 49-year-old man is being held without bond.


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Deputies say a Wayne County man has been charged with two counts of murder after they found two bodies inside his home this morning.

Steven Mackie, 49, is being held without bond after his arrest.

Shortly before 6:00 a.m. deputies went to Mackie's home on Elm Avenue for a shooting.

Inside they found the bodies of Kathryn McCloud, 25, and Keith Presnell, 27. Deputies say McCloud lived at the home, while Presnell was from Summerfield, Ohio.

Deputies have not said what prompted the shooting.

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