BENSON, N.C. (WNCN) – A pawn shop worker was killed in an accidental shooting at the shop in Johnston County late Thursday morning, officials said.
Tyler Douglas, the spokesman for the Town of Benson, said the incident happened around 11 a.m. along the 100 block of West Main Street.
Benson police “determined that a male individual had been fatally shot in an apparent accident,” Douglas said.
Friday, police identified the man who died as Trampas Penny, 44, of Benson.
Penny worked as a gunsmith at the pawnshop, which is Kennedy’s Paradise Pawn, according to a news release from police Friday.
No other injuries were reported. Benson police are investigating the incident.