Victims identified in North Topsail double homicide

NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH, NC (WCTI/WWAY) — The man charged with two counts of murder after two people were found dead in his home on New Year’s Day is set to make his first appearance in Onslow County court this afternoon.

North Topsail Beach Police on the scene of a double homicide on January 1, 2018 (Photo: Sarah Johnson/WWAY)

The victims have been identified as the suspect’s mother, Connie Britton, 56, of Surf City, and Dowell Gray, 71.

According to a report from North Topsail Beach Police, McKinsey Britton, 28, called police around 1:15 a.m. on New Year’s Day to report he had shot two people in his home.

Officers arrived and found the man and woman inside, dead of apparent gunshot wounds.

Britton was taken into custody.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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