SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - A man, previously arrested for shooting his cousin, is facing an additional charge.
According to an arrest warrant, Keith Daniel Litaker is being charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. Keith Litaker reportedly shot Gotti Pacino Litaker in the stomach last week at a home in Mount Ulla. Deputies say the men were cousins.
Gotti Litaker was airlifted to Baptist Hospital after being shot along the 300-block of Litaker Road last Tuesday.
When deputies arrived they found Gotti Litaker lying on the floor in a blood stained shirt. Litaker was conscious and alert, according to the report, but was breathing in shallow, rapid breaths and struggling to speak. A shell casing was found on the floor near Litaker.
Witnesses in the house told deputies that Litaker had been shot by Keith Litaker, and that he had run from the house after the shooting. Witnesses also told deputies that they had been "hanging out" at the house all day, and that an argument between the two men led to the shots being fired.
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One woman said she was asleep and was awakened by the sound of gunfire, another said she was outside of the house using her phone when she heard the shots.
Keith Litaker was arrested last Wednesday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with the intent to kill. An additional warrant was later issued for the possession of a firearm. Deputies say Keith Litaker shot Gotti Litaker with a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun.
According to court records, Keith Litaker was convicted on felony drug charges in 1999.