ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — A Salisbury man is accused of accidentally shooting and killing his cousin while he was drunk.
WBTV reported that Timothy Scott Glover is accused of fatally shooting 23-year-old Roy Jacob Bryant.
Rowan County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a possible shooting in the 5200 block of Woodleaf Road just after 11 p.m. June 9.
Bryant was taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center with a shotgun wound to his body and died of his injuries shortly later, according to WSOC-TV.
Detectives said Bryant and his 22-year-old cousin, Glover, had been drinking liquor. Glover allegedly had a shotgun that went off and hit Bryant in the abdomen.
Authorities said the weapon originally reported to have been involved in this incident was a .410 shotgun. After investigating, detectives said the actual weapon was a sawed-off 20 gauge shotgun. The shotgun has been recovered and is considered an illegal weapon.
The investigation revealed that Glover was impaired on alcohol and had an illegal weapon, authorities said.
The case was presented to the District Attorney’s Office and Glover was charged with felony involuntary manslaughter and felony possession of a weapon of mass death and destruction.
Glover surrendered himself to the Sheriff’s Office for service of the warrants.