UPDATE: Man shot in Lowndes County

Posted at 12:00 PM, Jan 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-06 17:24:41-05

UPDATED: January 5, 2013 at 7:07 p.m.) --

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) -- A South Georgia woman says she witnessed her husband's murder.

David Harrelson is accused of shooting Josh Commander in the chest. Lowndes County deputies say it happened at Harrelson's home on Union Road in Hahira.

Amy Commander says her husband Josh was the best husband a woman could ever ask for.

“He was great to me. He was always there for me. He woke me up every morning by saying I love you Ms. Commander,” she said.

Amy Commander says it all started when she and her husband asked their neighbor David Harrelson to stop blaring an air horn. She says Harrelson refused to stop.

“I see Josh try to grab the gun from him,” she said.  

Commander said she never could have prepared for what happened next. She said her husband saved her and her son's life.

“I saw Josh just freeze," she said. "He looks down and I see him turn and I’m standing right there I didn't even know my son was behind me at this point."

That's when Amy Commander said her husband stepped in front of the gun.

“I see Josh turn and he gives me this blank stare and he just steps over and I hear the gun and I didn't even know Jacob was standing behind me,” she said.

Commander says she immediately ran over to her husband and started doing CPR, asking everyone to call for help. Deputies say Josh Commander was immediately taken to the hospital where he later died.

Harrelson was taken into custody.

“When they put him in cuffs, he was smiling and laughing all the way to the police car,” said Commander.

Saturday, family and friends remember Josh Commander, including his stepson.

“I just love him so much. He did not deserve to die,” said stepson Jacob Dunbar.

The family said he may be gone but they will cherish his memory forever.

David Harrelson is charged with murder and is in the Lowndes County Jail.

(UPDATE: January 5, 2013 11:57 a.m.)

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL)--Lowndes County Sheriff Chris Prine has released the name of the shooting victim.

He says 38-year old Joshua Commander was shot in the chest Friday afternoon at a home on Union Road in Hahira. He was taken to South Georgia Medical Center where he died.

Now 66-year old David Harrelson is charged with murder. WTXL ABC 27's Marc Liverman is in Hahira Saturday and will have the latest information at 6:30 p.m.

(UPDATE: January 4, 2013 5:15 p.m.)

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL)--The man shot in Lowndes County has died.

Deputies say the suspect 66-year old David Harrelson is in custody. They plan to charge him with murder.

The victim's name is not being released at this time until his next to kin is notified.

We will continue to bring you updates.

LOWNDES CO., Ga. -- A man was shot at a home on Union Road, according to Lowndes County deputies.

The shooting happened at about 1:45 p.m. on Friday, January 4. 

Details are limited at this time, but deputies say that they have one suspect in custody for questioning. The victim was taken to South Georgia Medical Center for treatment.

The shooting happened in an area about a mile north of Georgia State Route 122 on Union Road.