A Gainesville man is behind bars after fatally shooting another man Sunday, Oct. 11, at a Clermont home, according to authorities.
Christopher Myers, 44, was charged with felony murder and aggravated assault following the death of Tim Walden, 60.
Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth said Tuesday that deputies responded around 7:10 p.m. Sunday to a 911 call about a domestic dispute in the 6,100 block of Hulsey Road.
Myers and Walden were arguing, and Myers allegedly shot Walden during the argument, Booth said.
Booth said Myers is Walden’s nephew, but he did not disclose how many shots were fired.
Hall County Fire Services transported Walden to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, where he was declared dead.
Myers was arrested at the scene, and he was booked in to the Hall County Jail.
The case is still under investigation.
The Sheriff’s Office made the public aware of the incident in a news release sent Tuesday, Oct. 13. Booth said the public information officers first learned of the incidents from the previous patrol shift because the notification system was down.
“Because we are unable to access case information via computer, we had to get the information directly from responding investigators, who were at home trying to get a little rest before coming back in,” Booth wrote in an email.
Booth said the public information officers were still waiting on signed warrants to come through before sending out the release.
The Times has been unable to access Hall County Sheriff’s Office reports since the ransomware attack last week, and the newspaper no longer has access to a police radio.
News agencies in the past have been allowed to own these radios, but recent changes in the law through the Georgia Crime Information Center have prohibited access.