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A man has been charged with first degree murder after police say he drove his car into a North Carolina restaurant where members of his family were sitting, killing his daughter and daughter-in-law.
Witnesses and police said the driver rammed his vehicle into the Surf and Turf Lodge restaurant in the town of Bessemer City around noon local time on Sunday where his family were having a meal.
An officer arrived to the scene to find a car “completely in the building”, Bessemer City police chief Thomas Ellis told reporters. Early evidence indicated it was intentional.
The driver who was identified as Roger Self was arrested at the scene, Mr Ellis said.
His daughter, Katelyn Self, a 26-year-old Gaston County Sheriff’s Department deputy who was off-duty at the time, was identified as one of the victims. Katelyn had been with the department for four years, climbing the ranks after starting as a detention officer.
The other victim was identified as Amanda Self, a nurse and wife to the son of the accused Josh Self. Gaston County Police Officer, Josh Self, was reported to have been seriously injured. Roger Self’s wife, Diane, and the 13-year-old daughter of Josh and Amanda Self, were also hurt in the crash. They are all expected to survive their injuries.
Local media reported that the suspect entered the restaurant and seated his family before leaving and getting behind the wheel.