NC man found not guilty in self-defense murder shot dead

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Terry Lingerfelt (WSOC)

BURKE COUNTY, N.C. — A death investigation is underway in Burke County after a shooting west of Morganton, according to WSOC.

Terry Lingerfelt claimed self-defense in the 2010 shooting death of Scott Gragg and was found not guilty in 2013.

On Monday, Lingerfelt was shot to death by a man who claims it was self-defense.

Connie Hartzog told WSOC Lingerfelt came to her home on Monday night, where he did doughnuts in her yard and claimed she had called the police on him. She said when he threatened her with his knife, her son intervened.

Hours later, Hartzog said Lingerfelt returned with two firearms. When he fired a shot at her son, striking him in the hand, her son shot and killed him.

There have been no charges filed in the shooting as of Tuesday.