Georgia man charged in shooting death of his brother

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MONROE — A 31-year-old Walton County man is being charged with the shooting death of his 27-year-old brother in Monroe.

On Friday, Oct. 16, at about 4:35 p.m., Walton County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a 911 call of a person being shot at an address off Jack Glass Road in Monroe.

When deputies arrived, immediate assistance was provided to the gunshot victim, identified as 27-year-old Henry Thomas McDougal, of Monroe. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

McDougal’s brother, 31-year-old James Lewis McDougal, also of Monroe, surrendered to deputies a short time later. He was taken into custody and is being charged with murder.

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office requested the GBI Athens Office to assist with the investigation. Henry McDougal will be transported to the GBI Crime Lab in Decatur for an autopsy.