Columbus man accused of killing father of stepdaughter’s unborn child
COLUMBUS, Mississippi (WCBI) – Police in Columbus said an argument between a man and the father of his stepdaughter’s unborn child turned fatal Sunday night.
“Upon arrival, officers saw a black man lying in the carport with a gunshot wound,” Police Chief Fred Shelton said.
CPD agents responded to the 2500 block of 22nd Avenue North at 4:54 p.m., where witnesses say Terry “Shortdogg” Macon, 47, shot Deadrian Buckhalter, 28, who died shortly after at the Baptist Memorial. Hospital Golden Triangle. .
“Terry Macon’s daughter-in-law is pregnant with the victim,” said Chief Shelton.
Police said the two had an argument outside the house and Buckhalter was lying bleeding on the floor.
“From what we’re collecting now, as a preliminary point, it was about the child,” said Chief Shelton.
Investigators also uncovered a disagreement between Buckhalter and Macon’s wife on social media sometime before the incident.
“The victim and the mother-in-law had a conversation on Facebook,” the police chief said. “They were coming and going with each other on Facebook.”
Macon surrendered around 7:54 p.m. and is charged with murder.
“He surrendered to us and we took him into custody,” Chief Shelton said. “And we also recovered the gun that was used in the crime.”
A neighbor, who did not wish to be identified, said she believes better street lighting in the neighborhood could help prevent more shootings like this in the future.
“It makes me really sick and makes me sick to my heart when someone is killed like that,” she said.
While making an arrest, Chief Shelton says they are still asking the public for the Ring video of the shooting and calling Crime Stoppers (1-800-530-7151) with any other information that might help them in the ongoing investigation.