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Motive Still Sought For Man Who Intentionally Drove His Vehicle Into Restaurant

It’s still not clear what caused a man to intentionally drive his Jeep into the Surf and Turf Lodge in Bessemer City yesterday during lunchtime killing his daughter and daughter-in-law who were inside.

Three others were injured.

Roger Self, 62, faces two counts of first-degree murder. His daughter, 26-year-old Katelyn Self, was a Gaston County Sheriff’s deputy. Sheriff Alan Cloninger told WSOC it was a tragic loss of life.

“All I’d ask from the people is to keep the family in your prayers and also the sheriff’s office because we’re suffering a little bit right now,” Cloninger said. 

Roger Self is expected in court today.

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