Christopher Ray, 30, of Parkton, died the day before Thanksgiving after being shot during an argument with a St. Pauls woman.
That woman, Kimothy Locklear, 26, has been accused in the fatal shooting. Ms. Locklear, of 737 Crossbow Lane in St. Pauls, was arrested at the scene of the shooting by members of the Robeson County Sheriff’s Department, according to Maj. Howard Branch.
She is accused of shooting Mr. Ray, of 975 Tobermory Road, at a home on Clarington Court in Parkton.
Christopher Ray, who was shot in the chest, died later that day, Wednesday, November 25, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton after being transported there by ambulance.
Deputies from the Robeson County Sheriff’s Department responded at 12:53 pm to a call concerning a shooting in Parkton.
Upon arrival at the scene, they were flagged down by a man who identified himself as a friend of Mr. Ray, who lay wounded in the street. The deputies were investigating when Ms. Locklear returned to the scene. She made a statement in which she told them she had “thrown the gun into a swamp.”
According to Maj. Branch, the shooting occurred after an argument between Ms. Locklear and Mr. Ray, but he did not could provide a cause for the argument.
Ms. Locklear, who has only a minor criminal history, was charged with second degree murder and taken to the Robeson County Detention Center, and placed under $50,000 secured bail.
Ray family members suffered the loss of Tremayne Ray on October 21, 2007, when the 20 year-old died in a motorcycle accident. Now they are grieving again.