Police investigating shooting death of Henagar man

Published: Nov. 15, 2015 at 6:41 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 13, 2015 at 6:41 PM CST
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HENAGAR, AL (WAFF) - Police are investigating after receiving a call about a shooting in Henagar Saturday night.

Officials were called to a home on Weaver Road, where they found 47-year-old Kenneth Shaw with a gunshot wound. Investigators said Shaw was found lying face-down in his front yard next to a riding lawnmower.

DeKalb County Coroner Tom Wilson was called to the scene and transported the body to Alabama Department of Forensic Science for an autopsy.

"We are still investigating this incident and we have one person of interest being held in the Jackson County Jail on unrelated charges at this time. But we have two other persons of interest that was placed in the vehicle with the alleged shooter." said Sheriff Jimmy Harris.

Charles Langley and his wife live near the crime scene.

"We were sitting there, watching TV, and the wife, she come beating on our door in hysterics, saying 'My husband is dead, he's dead,'" said Langley.

Langley and his wife sprang into action to try and help their neighbor, but said it was too late.

"We walk over here in the front lawn, and he's facedown in his own blood. She was trying to get a pulse and we couldn't get no pulse," he said.

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office questioned witnesses and people of interest throughout the day Sunday, but it is his understanding the shooting was the result of a dispute over unpaid money.

The sheriff is asking for the two persons of interest they believe fled the scene to help in the investigation.

"We need for them to come in and talk to us and see if they were just in the car - if they were a witness," said Harris. "We need to talk to those folks and see what happened."

The Langleys say they're still coming to terms with what happened, and hope the person or people responsible are brought to justice.

"We don't have this in our neighborhood," said Charles Langley. "We don't have murders and we don't have robberies. You don't have to worry about locking your doors."

Sheriff Harris said they executed a search warrant on a home in Jackson County related to Shaw's murder, but did not go into further detail.

If you have any information on the shooting, contact the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Jackson County Sheriff's Office or Henagar police. Any information received will remain confidential.

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