PERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- A father is in custody for shooting and killing a driver who hit and killed his son with a truck, according to Person County Sheriff's Office.
It happened before 6:30 a.m. Monday along Dink Ashley Road near Ed Brooks Road in Timberlake.
Investigators said Chad Woods and his teenage son were walking down the road, back toward their house after their car ran out of gas. That's when a Department of Correction truck driven by Jeffrey McKay crashed into Woods' son.
The boy died from the crash.
"He was a good person. He was a real good person," the boy's brother told ABC11. "Wanted to be an IT technician. He was doing, he wanted to be positive in life. He wanted to help people. He was a people person."
Makay stopped his truck and called 911.
According to Person County Sheriff's Office, the boy's father, Chad Woods, pulled out a gun and shot McKay. He then tossed the gun into a nearby pond, got into McKay's truck and drove home, leaving his son and McKay in the street.
"He was just out of it, going off and stuff. He was going, 'He just he killed my son. He killed my son,'" Woods' father Lawrence Clayborn said.
Woods was later arrested and charged with second-degree murder and larceny of a motor vehicle. He is due in court Aug. 21.
"This is kind of a first. I've been to people struck by cars and I've been to shootings, but I haven't ever had this happen at the same time. Sad situation all around, for all the families," Sgt. Kevin Morris said.