Man who killed his brother in Winston-Salem may have acted in self-defense

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Police said a man shot his brother in Winston-Salem after an argument and then took the injured brother to a hospital where he died.

Felipe Soto Jr., 30, of Winston-Salem, fatally shot 24-year-old Fernando Soto at about 2 a.m. Sunday at Fernando Soto’s home in the 600 block of Stoney Glen Circle, according to a Winston-Salem police press release.

It happened after an argument between the brothers. Police said Monday that Felipe Soto may have acted in self-defense.

Police said a woman identified as Crystal Prim, 25, was with Felipe Soto when the shooting happened.

Prim and Felipe Soto drove Fernando Soto to the hospital in a vehicle which was later discovered to be stolen, according to police.

Felipe Soto faces charges of possession of a firearm by a felon and Prim faces charges of possession of a stolen vehicle and obstruction of justice.

No other charges are sought against Felipe Soto at this time, according to police. The investigation remains ongoing.

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