Argument leads to shooting

Published 9:35 pm Monday, April 8, 2019

A physical confrontation between two neighbors became even more dangerous Monday afternoon when one of them allegedly grabbed a gun and began shooting at the other man’s residence.

Troy Police Chief Randall Barr said police responded to a report of gunshots in the 300 block of South Knox Street at 1:37 p.m. Monday.

“Officers made contact with two men, neighbors, both 60 years of age, who had been arguing over a debt that one claimed the other owed,” Barr said. “The argument lead to a physical confrontation and then to gunfire. After the physical confrontation, one of the men returned to his residence and came back with a handgun and fired several rounds into his neighbor’s house.”

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Both men were taken to the Troy Police Department, where they spoke with investigators about the incident. No charges have yet been filed.

The handgun used was recovered and has been placed in evidence along with other evidence recovered at the scene, Barr said.

Barr said there were no injuries reported due to the gunfire, although minor injuries were reported as a result of the physical altercation.

The case remains under investigation by the Troy Police Department.