Valdosta Daily Times

January 5, 2013

Neighbors’ dispute turns deadly

One man shot and killed

Brittany D. McClure
The Valdosta Daily Times

HAHIRA — A dispute between neighbors led to one man being shot and killed and another man being arrested Friday afternoon in the 7400 block of Union Road about one mile off Ga. 122.

“There was a confrontation between neighbors,” said Lowndes County Sheriff Chris Prine. “One man pulled a pistol out and shot the other.”

After 1 p.m. Friday, neighbors called 911 about a shooting on Union Road. Deputies responded and discovered a man who had been shot.  

The victim, whose name was not released by authorities Friday evening pending notification of additional family members, was transported to South Georgia Medical Center where he died Friday afternoon.

“His death was a result of a gunshot wound,” said Lt. Stryde Jones with the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department.

Sixty-six-year-old David Harrelson of 7414 Union Road, Hahira, was taken into custody following the shooting and questioned at the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office.

While charges had yet to be filed in the case, authorities were investigating the shooting as a murder.

Harrelson is in the Lowndes County Jail.

He will appear in the Lowndes County Magistrate Court in the near future for an arraignment and hearing.