• Fight leads to fatal shooting of 17-year-old in Henry County home

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    HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - Investigators say a teen shot his sister’s boyfriend after the couple got into a fight.

    Police were called out to the 100 block of Wycliffe Drive in Locust Grove around noon Tuesday.

    Officers said they found the body of Dalton McCullough, 17, of Hampton, inside the house.

    Investigators tell Channel 2 Action News the teen had gone to the home to meet his girlfriend when they got into an argument.

    That when police say the girl's brother shot and killed McCullough.

    “Trying to determine what caused the argument, we can't release that right now, but some kind of altercation occurred that led to that individual being shot,” said Lt. Joey Smith with the Henry County Police Department.

    NewsChopper 2 flew over the scene on Channel 2 Action News at 5 p.m. and showed a maze of crime scene tape blocking off a home and backyard.

    Neighbor Brandon Modisett said his parents heard the gunshots and he ran over to see what happened.

    “I just tried to see if there was a pulse because the young girl, the girlfriend of the victim, she was freaking out and everything,” Modisett said.

    A representative for Henry County School confirmed Tuesday night that McCollough was a junior at Hampton High School.
     
    Police said they detained the teen and say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fight and the shooting.
     
    Modisett said the brother and sister told him the shooting was self-defense.
     
    So far, no charges have been filed in this case.


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