Gastonia man charged with voluntary manslaughter after shooting death, police say

GASTONIA, N.C. — A Gastonia man has been charged with voluntary manslaughter after a man was killed on Tuesday night, the Gaston County police say.

Police said they responded to Twisted Oaks Lane in Gastonia at about 6:20 p.m. and found Timothy Howard Davis, 64, with multiple gunshot wounds. Davis died at the scene.

Bobby Lewis Penny was identified by police as a suspect. He was charged with voluntary manslaughter and remains in Gaston County Jail under a $100,000 secured bond.

No additional details were released.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call GPD detectives at 704-866-8000.

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Editor’s note: Police originally said this shooting happened on Sept. 5, that was incorrect.

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