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Man identified in deadly shooting

Big Canoe couple claims self-defense

POSTED: September 27, 2008 5:03 a.m.

Authorities are now saying the shooting death of a 44-year-old man in Big Canoe Tuesday morning is being investigated as self-defense.

According to authorities the deceased is Howard Lynn Moreland.

 

Dawson County authorities were called to the scene of what was first thought to be an intruder at a home on Columbine Drive in Big Canoe at approximately 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

 

With officers en route to the gated community, reports were made that the intruder had been shot and killed.

 

Authorities later learned the deceased was a business partner of a female who lived at the residence.

 

Lt. Tony Wooten, spokesman for the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office, said the shooting resulted from an argument between the female resident and her business partner, Moreland.

 

"There was an altercation between the man and the female resident that turned physical," Wooten said. "The husband saw the altercation between the wife and her business partner. When the deceased pulled out a knife, the husband shot him."

 

Authorities are confident in the residents’ self-defense claim, Wooten said. 

 

Dawson County investigators are continuing the investigation.

 

 

Check back to dawsonnews.com for more on this story.

 

 

 

 

 

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