BCSO arrests man for alleged murder of son in Supply

Published: Apr. 6, 2022 at 10:28 PM EDT
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SUPPLY, N.C. (WECT) - A 79-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the shooting of his son at a home on Francis Street in Supply Tuesday afternoon.

Edward Francis Devenish is accused of shooting and killing his son, Justin Devenish, according to a Brunswick County spokesperson.

Devenish is charged with first degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon. He is being held in the Brunswick County jail under no bond.

Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office investigators have not released details on what led up to the shooting.

In 2004, the suspect pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and was sentenced to 20-33 months in prison.

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