Houston County investigators released the name of a man killed in what they describe as a drug-related shooting in Ashford Sunday.
D’Travieon Barnes, 20, of Houston County, died from a single gunshot wound to the chest area.
Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza would not elaborate on what led investigators to determine the shooting is drug-related because the investigation is active.
Deonte Latarus Gilmore, 20, was booked at the Houston County Jail at 7:14 a.m. Sunday. Bond has been set at $500,000.
Sheriff’s Maj. Bill Rafferty said authorities were called about midnight Saturday to a house in the 100 block of Harrison Street. Deputies located a man who was dead from a gunshot wound.
“At this time during the investigation, we have reviewed video footage that was captured by someone at the home when the shooting occurred,” Valenza said. “The video clearly shows Mr. Barnes strike the suspect with a laptop monitor. The video also shows, if slowed down for proper analysis, you can see Mr. Gilmore fall and then pull his gun out. The video shows Mr. Barnes kick Mr. Gilmore before the gun is fired.”
Valenza said he doubts the shooting can be characterized as self-defense under the state’s stand-your-ground law.
Deputies responded earlier Saturday to a nonemergency call regarding a noise complaint.
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