The Mount Holly Police Department has charged a man with murder after he was found not far from the body of a man found lying in the road with a fatal chest wound.
Investigators say they were called about 8:17 p.m. Wednesday to Woodcliff Lane and arrived to find a man in the road, with a gunshot wound.
The suspected shooter, Josiah Russell Philpott, 34, was still at the scene when officers arrived. Philpott said that he and the victim knew each other and were having a disagreement.
He was charged with second-degree murder and was being held without bond Thursday morning at the Gaston County Jail.
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The name of the victim is being held pending the notification of next of kin, police said.