JEFFERSON-A Lansing man avoided a first degree murder conviction after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of his son.
Benjamin Nieves Tirado, 58, was sentenced to 84 to 113 months active in the N.C. Department of Corrections for shooting his son during a domestic dispute.
His conviction is a result of a plea arrangement with the district attorney’s office.
The state dismissed Tirado’s charge of possession of a firearm by a felon.
Tirado, 58, allegedly shot his 20-year-old son, Daniel David Tirado, following a domestic dispute on Dec. 18, 2014.
According to initial reports, sheriff’s deputies responded to a shots fired call around 7:30 p.m. that night at 2859 Ripshin Road in the Big Horse Creek area of Lansing.
“Deputies arrived and found a 20-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the right shoulder area,” Ashe Sheriff James Williams said in an earlier statement.
He was transported by Ashe Medics to Ashe Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
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