LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A man is dead after a shooting early Thursday evening on Red Bird Lane.
Sheriff Mike Blakley confirms that Jonathan Kevin Johnson, 28, was shot and killed just before 6:30 in the eastern portion of Limestone County.
Blakley said Johnson’s stepfather came to his residence to repossess a 1999 Chevy Blazer that he sold Johnson. They exchanged words and got into a heated argument.
Johnson then pointed a pistol at his stepfather, according to Blakely. Johnson’s stepfather grabbed the gun and it went off, hitting Johnson in the chest.
Johnson was pronounced dead at Athens Limestone Hospital.
Blakely said that no charges have been filed, but the investigation is ongoing. Deputies are currently in the process of interviewing witnesses at the scene. He said it’s possible the case could be presented to a grand jury.
Neighbors say the area in which the shooting took place is normally a quiet neighborhood. They say they are shocked and disappointed that it happened there.