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Authorities: Murder suspect committed suicide

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
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- ROWAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Police were looking for Kenny Smith Jr., who also goes by “PeeWee,” in connection with his father’s death.

Authorities believe a man suspected of killing his father in Salisbury Tuesday committed suicide in a Charlotte motel room.

Rowan County Sheriff’s deputies found 68-year-old Kenny Smith Sr. dead in his home on Pineview Circle in Salisbury Tuesday morning.

Police say Kenny Smith Jr. killed his father and then fled to Charlotte in a green Acura. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police located him in a motel room dead. Cleve R. Wootson Jr.

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