By: Kyle James | 05-21-2018 | News
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Off-Duty Sheriff Deputy Killed By Her Own Father (Video)

A man rammed his car into a Gaston County restaurant Sunday afternoon killing two people including his own daughter who was an off-duty Gaston County Sheriff's deputy. A server at the restaurant named Caleb Martin said, "I heard a loud boom." The employee was bussing tables at the time of the crash and had just walked away from the dining room when the vehicle breached the building.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">EXCLUSIVE: video of Roger Self appearing before a judge for the first time. Faces two first degree murder charges. Police say he killed his daughter and one other at the Surf and Turf Lodge in Bessemer City. <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WBTV</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; WBTV Ben Williamson (@benlwilliamson) <a href="">May 20, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The intentional crash occurred at Surf and Turf Lodge on North 14th Street in Bessemer City a little after 12 p.m. Sunday. "I turned the corner and saw the back of a white car in the doorway," Martin explained. "I didn't know what to do." Bessemer City Police Chief Tom Ellis Jr. confirmed the suspect was taken into custody and was later identified as Roger Self.

Ellis also said one of the deceased victims is Self's own daughter, 26-year-old Katelyn Self. Gaston County Sheriff Alan Cloninger said Katelyn Self was an off-duty Gaston County Sheriff deputy and had worked her way up from a detention officer. Cloninger said, "All I’d ask is for people to keep the family in your prayers and also the sheriff’s office cause we’re suffering a little bit right now."

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NBC Charlotte reported that Roger Self brought his family into Surf and Turf Lodge and sat them down at a table. He then went back outside the restaurant and intentionally rammed his car into where his family was sitting. Martin added that Roger Self frequented the restaurant regularly and that the incident Sunday had changed his life. "It's definitely changed me mentally and emotionally," Martin said. "I definitely want to help people more in any way I can."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This is the car that Roger Self drove into the Surf and Turf Lodge in Bessemer City killing 2 people, including his own daughter. <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WBTV</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; WBTV Ben Williamson (@benlwilliamson) <a href="">May 20, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Dawn Ford No. 26666 2018-05-21 : 02:16

Dear Family, you are in my prayers

LYNN M Rost No. 26667 2018-05-21 : 02:22

Anouther really really sad story my prayers go out to the family.. they say if u help others at some point someone will help u ..LOL not so sure i believe this at all i have help people all my life.. and Right Know im in Need of a Bed and not a single person seems to be able to help me out im on Disabilty so dont make much a mon at all and know when i need help there is NO one around.. Just sad.. and again my prayers go out to this family im so sorry for your loss..

Anonymous No. 26671 2018-05-21 : 03:26

Talk about vicious!

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