Captain Patrick Jacobs of the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office declined comment on the relationship between the man and the boy. He also declined to discuss motive.
In a statement Jacobs said the sheriff’s office was called around 6:45 p.m. to the shooting death of Joseph Steven Odom. The victim was shot and killed at his residence.
Jacobs said in the statement investigation continues by the sheriff’s office and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.