On Thanksgiving afternoon (Nov. 25th) at about 1:30, Gaston County Police responded to 2344 Stanley-Lucia Rd. in reference to a shooting. Officers located a deceased female inside the residence. It was determined that the victim, Kathy Smith, age 58, had suffered a fatal gunshot wound.
Police located and detained the suspect, Daniel James Moxley, age 48, at the scene. He was charged with first degree murder and is currently being held in the Gaston County Jail with no bond. Police said the suspect and victim are neighbors.
The investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. J.P. Brienza at 704-866-3320 or CrimeStoppers at 704-861-8000.