Ashford shooting stemmed from drug deal gone bad, sheriff’s office says

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ASHFORD, Ala. (WDHN) — The Houston County Sheriff’s revealed the cause of Saturday’s fatal shooting in Ashford Tuesday afternoon.

According to an HCSO release, a drug deal went wrong at a house party on the 100 block of Harrison Street.

The victim — D’Travieon Ledarius Jawuan Barnes, 20, of Dothan — and suspect Deonte Latarus Gilmore got into a fight, which ended when Gilmore reportedly took a gun out and fired a round into Barnes’ chest.

Barnes ran away and fell outside the home’s garage door, having died from the injury.

This matches what is seen in a video of the incident, which shows the events leading up to and shortly after the shooting. You can read about that by following this link.

Gilmore is still in the Houston County Jail on a $500,000 bond for murder. He made his first appearance in court Monday.

The sheriff’s office also said the owner of the home where the shooting happened was actually out of town. It was a family member that threw the house party.

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