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Nephew accused of shooting, pistol whipping uncle

Posted on May 11, 2022

Updated on May 15, 2022

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Corey Alston

Corey Alston

NASHVILLE — Authorities say a man forced his uncle off the road in a car chase, shot and pistol whipped him.

Corey Danell Alston, 38, of Taylor Store Road in Nashville, faces a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Authorities accuse Corey Alston of shooting at and assaulting David Lee Alston, 65, of Taylors Gin Road in Castalia.

At 4:30 p.m. May 10, David Alston called 911 to say he was being followed by Corey Alston on Taylors Gin Road headed toward N.C. 58, said Maj. Eddie Moore of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office.

“As the two vehicles turned and headed down N.C. 58, the suspect fired a shot at the victim’s vehicle,” Moore said. “The suspect then intentionally rammed the victim’s vehicle and caused the vehicle to spin out at the entrance to Universal Leaf on N.C. 58.”

Corey Alston then exited his vehicle and fired numerous shots at David Alston at close range, Moore said.

“The victim was struck at least once in the abdomen or lower body area as he tried to flee the suspect by exiting out the passenger door of his vehicle,” Moore said. “The victim was also struck several times in the face by the suspect with a handgun.”

Several bystanders stopped at the scene thinking the incident was just a motor vehicle wreck. They were able to prevent any further assault from taking place.

Deputies arrived within five minutes of the initial call and were able to detain Corey Alston.

“A handgun was also located at the scene,” Moore said.

David Alston was treated at the scene by Nash County EMS and fire department first responders and then transported to Nash UNC Health Care for further treatment.

“At last check, the victim was in stable condition prior to being transferred to Vidant Hospital in Greenville,” Moore said.

The victim and suspect are uncle and nephew. Deputies didn’t know the motive behind the attack, Moore said on Wednesday.

Corey Alston was placed in the Nash County Detention Center under a $250,000 bond.

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