LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) – A Lumberton dad has been shot to death and Robeson County sheriff’s deputies have taken two teens into custody.
Deputies say 28-year-old Brandon Lynn “BP” Sampson was shot in the back of the neck and died at Southeastern Regional Medical Center late last week.
Deputies say Sampson and his former girlfriend had been arguing about their child.
Investigators say as the argument ended, a pickup truck with several people inside drove into the yard toward Sampson’s vehicle and a shot was fired.
A 17-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder and firing a gun into occupied property.
Nineteen-year-old T.J. Kenneth Hammonds of Lumberton has been charged as an accessory after a felony. It was not clear if he has a lawyer . Deputies did not explain Hammonds’ involvement.
Brandon Lynn Sampson, of 1665 Saddletree Road, was shot in the back of his neck Friday as he was leaving his ex-girlfriend’s home after the two argued over their child. a Sheriff’s Office news release said. He died at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, the release said.
Sampson had gone to the home of Taylor Oxendine, who lives on the 600 block of Huggins Road in Lumberton, about 7:40 p.m., the release said.
Sampson and Oxendine were in the front yard arguing over who was going to keep the child, the release said.
Sampson fought with another man at the home and went to get into his truck once the fighting stopped, the release said.
About that time, a pickup with several occupants drove into the yard toward Sampson’s vehicle, the release said.
As Sampson was getting inside, a shot was fired from one of the truck’s occupants, later identified as 17-year-old Thaddius Leon Scott Jr., the release said.
Sampson, who was wounded, managed to drive onto the road, but his vehicle ran off the road and into the woods.
Scott, who lives on the 700 block of Huggins Road in Lumberton, is charged with first-degree murder and discharging a firearm into occupied property.