Man charged with manslaughter in shooting

MIDDLESEX, NC

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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