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Centre, AL Man Shot & Killed By Relative

Jul 18, 2013 -- 2:20pm

By: Marc Summers (WEIS News) & Kevin Karel (WRGA News)

A Cherokee County Alabama man is dead after being shot by his next-door neighbor who also happened to be a relative. Marc Summers has the story of the Tuesday killing in Centre;

"According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver that incident occurred just after 10:30 am on County Road 45. Deputies responded to a report of a shooting and arrived on the scene to find the victim, identified as 54-year-old Richard Lee Moon of Centre, lying on the driveway in front of the residence.

They took a man into custody for questioning and that individual was reportedly in possession of the weapon suspected to have been used in the incident. The man was later released and no charges have yet been filed."

The weapon used by the shooter was identified as a handgun by Sheriff Shaver. A Grand Jury will consider possible indictments in the case. 


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