Man Fatally Shot in Apparent Domestic Dispute - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

06/20/05

Man Fatally Shot in Apparent Domestic Dispute

Police on the scene in Montgomery. Police on the scene in Montgomery.

Around 3:30pm today, police got a 911 call to the Montgomery community in Chatham County. The call was about a domestic disturbance at Debonair Circle just off of Strachan Avenue.

They say two men were fighting inside of a mobile home, and one shot the other. The victim was taken to Memorial Health University where he died a short time later.

We talked with a neighbor who says the two men had been roommates for years, and she told us the shooter knocked on her door asking to use the phone, because he believed he'd just killed his roommate.

"He stayed here at the scene, and officers were able to take him into custody immediately upon arrival," said Savannah-Chatham police spokesman Bucky Burnsed.

Police are still investigating the motive for this shooting and are talking with several family members of the men, who showed up shortly after the 911 call.

The neighbor we talked with said the victim was set to move out of the house this week.

Reported by: Chris Cowperthwaite, ccowperthwaite@wtoc.com

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