Man renting property for 16 years shoots, kills homeowner’s adopted grandson


STANLY COUNTY, NC (WJZY) — The Stanly County Sheriff’s Office arrested an elderly man Monday afternoon following a deadly shooting in Albemarle. 

The incident occurred at approximately 2:50 p.m. Monday, September 19 at a residence located at 20331-A NC 73 Highway.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered Thomas Andrew Kindlon, 26, lying on the ground near the home. After resuscitation attempts were made by EMS, Kindlon was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators learned that Kindlon was the adopted grandson of the homeowner, identified as Bill Cody, and had been staying with the Cody’s for a short period of time.

The suspect, identified as Buford Eugene Misenheimer, 75, rented the basement apartment of Bill Cody’s house and has lived there for approximately 16 years.

During the afternoon of September 19, Cody and Kindlon were outside the home loading equipment into a truck for their next day of work when Misenheimer came from inside the residence with a semi-automatic pistol and opened fire on Cody and Kindlon.

Kindlon was struck at least once from the gunfire. Cody was eventually successful in disarming Misenheimer.

Sheriff George T. Burris said it’s still unclear why the shooting happened but his investigators are still active in the follow-up stages of the investigation. Misenheimer was taken into custody at the scene and processed into the detention center.

He is being held without bond on first-degree murder, and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. Additional charges in this case are anticipated.

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