ALEA: Courtland man shoots, kills cousin who broke into his home

ALEA: Courtland man shoots, kills cousin who broke into his home

COURTLAND, AL (WAFF) - The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating a deadly family dispute in Courtland.

ALEA confirms that a homeowner shot and killed his own cousin after the cousin forced his way into his home on Water Street Tuesday afternoon.

The man who died has been identified as Phil Orr of Courtland.

The homeowner was not injured.

Courtland police and the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office initially responded. During the initial investigation, they learned one of the people involved in the shooting has a relative who works for the sheriff’s office. Sheriff Max Sanders then requested the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation to take over the investigation.

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