Man charged with manslaughter in shooting

Daniel Wayne Griffin (Image courtesy Nash County Sheriff's Office)

September 20, 2012 2:05:32 PM PDT
The Nash County Sheriff's Office said Thursday it has filed involuntary manslaughter charges in an accidental shooting.

It happened just after 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 3300 block of Old Nash Road in the Middlesex area.

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When deputies arrived, they said they found 21-year-old Taylor Michael Samonia with a gunshot wound to his left side and people administering CPR.

When EMS got there, it was determined that Samonia had died.

Detectives said their investigation shows 27-year-old Daniel Wayne Griffin was attempting to reload a handgun when it went off, hitting Samonia.

The sheriff's office said it conferred with the district attorney before filing the involuntary manslaughter charge.

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