Falls County fatal shooting


Falls County Sheriff Ricky Scaman says a fatal shooting took place near Golinda in Falls County Saturday morning after five. 

The house is located in the 4900 block of the Hwy 77. 

According to the sheriff, 17-year-old Michael Weaver got into an argument with his 21-year-old brother Lucas Benson and another person. 

Weaver is accused of fatally shooting Benson by firing a single round into his chest with a shotgun. 

Paramedics tried to revive Benson, but he was pronounced dead on scene, the sheriff says. 

The family asked for privacy to grieve. 

Fox 44 spoke with the neighbor Erik Perez who says, “It was a really busy scene this morning and we saw a lot of police to come by with their canines and they were searching around. What a horrible tragedy that hit our community.”

A family member who didn’t want to talk on camera told us the two brothers lived with their grandmother as their parents are serving time in a prison. 

Perez explains the 21- year- old is not the only victim here. 

He says, “Two lives are lost – one got killed and one is in jail.” 

The neighbor is now concerned about the 17- year -old’s future. 

He says, “This could be a big tragedy for the 17 -year- old that is going to be charged maybe as an adult for the killing of his brother.” 

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