ROCKINGHAM — A man is being held in the Richmond County Jail, accused of trying to kill his own brother.
According to a press release issued Tuesday by the Rockingham Police Department, officers responded to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital-Richmond around 7:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12 in reference to a gunshot victim.
The alleged victim, Justin Malloy, reportedly told police that he had gotten into an argument with his brother, 47-year-old Kendrick Malloy, at their mother’s house on Pineridge Drive.
Kendrick Malloy allegedly went out to his vehicle, grabbed a firearm and shot his brother in the head. The victim received only a superficial head wound, according to police.
The suspect was reportedly apprehended within 30 minutes, and charged with attempted first-degree murder. He is being held on a $500,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court Sept.29.
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office assisted RPD with the case.
Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show Kendrick Malloy was convicted in 1991 of carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a weapon on campus.
He was also convicted of driving while impaired in 2004.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Note: This story was updated to add the sheriff’s office involvement. 1:21 p.m. 9-13-22