1 dead, 1 injured in double shooting in Jefferson County

2 years 9 months 5 days ago Thursday, May 19 2016 May 19, 2016 Thursday, May 19, 2016 10:51:31 AM CDT May 19, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

DITTMER (AP) — One man is dead and another wounded after a double shooting in Jefferson County, and a suspect is in custody.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department says the shooting happened about 3:40 p.m. Wednesday near the small town of Dittmer after the suspect went to a home and demanded that the homeowner, and a neighbor who was also there, return a car the suspect said had been stolen. Police say the men didn't know the suspect and had no knowledge of the car.

The sheriff's department says the neighbor, 56-year-old Kenneth Mann, was shot in the abdomen and died. The name of the 49-year-old homeowner was not released. He was shot in the leg.

The suspect was arrested about 9 a.m. Thursday in Franklin County. His name has not been released.

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