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Athens man shot to death

By Sheryl Marsh
smarsh@decaturdaily.com · 340-2437

ATHENS — An argument between two men resulted in gunfire and left one dead Saturday.

Athens police Capt. Marty Bruce said police received a call to go to 121 Scotland Drive at about 5:46 p.m.

“We know that two separate guns were involved,” Bruce said. “The deceased and the shooter were in an argument at the shooter’s home on Scotland Drive.”

Both guns were fired, he said.

The victim was Kelvin Lynn Brown, 20, of 108 McClint St. His body was lying in a yard across from the shooter’s home when police arrived, Bruce said.

Limestone County Coroner Mike West said a doctor pronounced Brown dead at 6:30 p.m. at Athens-Limestone Hospital. He said the body was sent to Huntsville for an autopsy.

Bruce did not release the name of the suspected shooter.

“We have a person that we’re talking to — we’re interviewing now,” Bruce said about 9:30 p.m.

Later, he added, “No charges are being filed at this time. Evidence in the case will be presented to the next session of the grand jury.”

Bruce said the shooting occurred in the driveway of the shooter’s home, and it had not been determined why the men were feuding. The men lived in the same neighborhood.

The shooting could be the first homicide in Limestone County this year.

Athens’ last homicide of 2006 occurred in December at Houston Court Apartments. Donnell McCullough, 64, died after two gunshots. Police charged Jarvis Werner Hines, 20, with capital murder in that case.

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