Garner man charged with shooting of stepfather at Clayton home, police say

CLAYTON, NC (WNCN) — A young man has been charged with murder after police said he shot and killed his stepfather at a home in Clayton on Saturday afternoon.

According to a press release from Clayton City officials, the incident was reported as a shooting around 3:20 p.m. at 117 Verrazano Place, which is in a neighborhood off Shotwell Road near the US 70 store.

When police arrived, they found Christopher Ray Whitfield, 50, dead at the home, the press release said.

Whitfield was killed in a shootout, officials said.

Whitfield’s wife and stepson, Shaikeem Jemeruis Parker, 19, of Garner, were also at the home, according to the press release.

Parker was charged with first-degree murder, which appears to have been “a domestic matter,” the press release said.

The investigations are still ongoing.

No further information was released.

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Dais Johnston

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