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1 killed, 1 hurt in Altheimer shooting

By Staff and wire reports

This article was published August 14, 2014 at 10:06 a.m.

Keith Shelton

ALTHEIMER — Authorities in Jefferson County say a 26-year-old man is dead after a shooting in Altheimer.

The Jefferson County sheriff's office said the shooting happened about 8:22 p.m. Wednesday near Third and Main streets in Altheimer. Authorities said officers discovered Thrisdon Deshawn Eason dead at the scene from a gunshot wound. Another man, 26-year-old Alfred Burton Jr., was wounded and taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

Maj. Lafayette Woods Jr. said witnesses told investigators that the shooting happened after an argument between the victims and another man. Investigators have not yet recovered a weapon, but did find shell casings at the scene.

Woods said 30-year-old Keith Shelton of Altheimer turned himself in to authorities Thursday morning and faces charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder.

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SRBROTHERINLAW says... August 14, 2014 at 12:40 p.m.

WHY IS IT THAT IT ALWAYS A BLACK MAN OR WOMAN DOING THE SHOOTING?
NOT BEING RACIAL IT JUST SEEMS THIS WAY.

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mitchstoner says... August 14, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.

It's not racist to notice that young black men seem to be involved in these crimes in numbers out of proportion to their population. At least in this area.

Would it surprise you if you learned there's also a disproportionate number of young blacks growing up without an intact family? i. e. no dad in the home?

Men, if you are only going to donate sperm and then move on to the next relationship, YOU are a major problem in our society. I'm talking to men of all races.

Women, if you are going to accept that behavior from a man just for the sake of being in a relationship--even a temporary one--YOU are also a major problem in our society.

Politically correct persons, if you are going to insist a single mom is not handicapped in any way in successfully raising children to be responsible and capable members of society, YOU are a major problem in our society. Of course, your answer is always to throw more money at the problem, not to try to teach responsible behavior.

We all bear some responsibility. Every one of us knows of some young person in or near our circle who needs mature friendship and guidance. Please, step up. Even small efforts and actions can make lifetime differences.

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