Argument Leads to Deadly Shooting in Valdosta

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Posted at 4:41 PM, Apr 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-16 16:41:00-04

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - An argument that led to a shooting left one man dead and another behind bars Saturday night.

It happened just before 11 p.m. near North Troup Street and East Gordon Street.

When Valdosta police arrived, they found a 26-year-old man with a gunshot wound. Paramedics tried to treat the man, who was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say witnesses described a vehicle that was seen leaving the area, and police were able to track the car down and arrest one man inside.

29-year-old Antonio Denson of Quitman, Georgia is now in the Lowndes County Jail facing charges of felony murder, with more possible charges pending.

The victim's identity is not yet being released.

In a statement, Chief Brian Childress said, “This was a senseless incident over an argument. The offender took matters into his own hands which cost the life of another. Although it saddens me this occurred, I am extremely proud of the officer who spotted the offender’s vehicle leaving and the detective who worked this case. In quick fashion, they solved this murder in record time."