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Man killed in weekend shooting
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Pictured with one of his winning teams, Coach Brandon Weaver, who was killed in a shooting on Saturday, was well known in the community for his dedication to parks and recreation sports. - photo by File photo

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 26 at Dave's Creek Baptist Church, located at 1400 Old Atlanta Road, Cumming.

The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. Nov. 25 and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 26 at Ingram Funeral Home, located at 210 Ingram Avenue in Cumming.

A memorial fund has been set up with Citizens Bank of Forsyth County to assist the family. Donations can be made at all branches or mailed to P.O. Box 2820, Cumming, GA 30028.



Authorities continue to investigate a shooting Saturday that killed a popular coach and father off Dawson Forest Road in southern Dawson County.

Officials said Alan Brandon Weaver, 37, of Dawsonville died from injuries sustained in the shooting at a home on Whitney Place.

No arrests have been made in the case, though Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle said his investigators know the shooter's identity.

"He's not in custody yet, but we know who he is. We are still interviewing all the witnesses right now to determine exactly what happened," he said Sunday.

Capt. Tony Wooten said Weaver was shot twice at close range with a handgun during a fight at the Whitney Place home.

Weaver's son had been at a birthday party at the home earlier that evening and had called his dad to say he wanted to go home.

Wooten said the child felt uncomfortable about something going on at the party.

Weaver reportedly picked the child up and took him home, but later that night returned to the home with another man, who has not been identified, to confront the people living there.

The two engaged in words that led to a fight with two men at the home.

"A 9-1-1 call was made...and shortly after, the shooting occurred," Wooten said.

Weaver was hit twice. He died on the scene.

"There's a lot of leads that still need to be followed," Wooten said.

While the investigation is ongoing, Wooten did say that alcohol was a factor.

"That makes our jobs more difficult in that we have to go back and re-interview the people from that night after the fact," he said.

 "One of the biggest things for investigators is to try to determine why [Weaver] returned to the residence."

Weaver was a well-known coach with Dawson County Parks and Recreation.

Parks Director Lisa Henson called him a great father, coach and friend.

"He was a big kid himself and always made sure the kids he coached were having fun while learning and growing as young athletes," she said. "He raised the bar for coaching youth sports and we will miss him. Our prayers are with his loving [family]. This is a huge loss for our park and rec family and community."