Limestone County shooting victim dies, teenage brother now charged with murder

ATHENS, Ala. -- The Limestone County Sheriff's Office confirms the victim in a shooting Monday night in East Limeatone has died.

The victim's 17-year-old brother now faces murder charges as an adult.

He's currently in the Limestone County Jail. No bond has been set.

Deputies and investigators responded to a shooting in the 16000 block of Wellhouse Drive around 6:30 Monday night.

"Somebody inside the residence, advising that somebody had been shot," said StephenYoung with the Limestone County Sheriff's office.

They found a 21-year old man who had been shot multiple times. The victim was transported to Huntsville Hospital where he remains in critical condition. Investigators say the shooting happened inside the home as a result of a domestic altercation. Young said shortly after they arrested Kobe Keshon Peoples,17.

Kobe Peoples, 17 (Limestone County Sheriff's Office)

 

"It wasn't a random thing or just somebody going around shooting people," Young said. "It was the result of a domestic altercation."

Young said after investigators interviewed witnesses it became clear peoples lived with and was related to the victim.

"They determined pretty quickly that the victim had been shot by his younger brother," Young said.