Posted: Friday, January 18th 2013 at 9:57pm
Man charged in shooting death of his brother near Cornelia
By Rob Moore Editor
A Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent writes down license plate numbers at the scene of Friday afternoon's shooting near Cornelia. (Photo/Rob Moore)
CORNELIA – One man is dead and his brother is jailed followed a shooting near Cornelia about 1:25 p.m. Friday.
Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell identified the 22-year-old victim as Michael Cameron. Cameron died at Gwinnett Medical Center around 6 p.m.
The victim’s brother, Christopher Nicholas Cameron, 28, is charged in the crime.
“They’ve got a warrant on him for murder,” Terrell said. “They’ve already served him with agg[ravated] assault, then they got another one for murder.”
Asked if there is a motive for the shooting or if officers know the circumstances, Terrell said, “He won’t talk.”
Terrell said crime scene technicians from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the sheriff’s office spent hours at the scene gathering and preserving evidence.
“They did find two shell casings in the room,” Terrell said. “We believe the autopsy will reveal he was shot twice. They were .45 caliber.”
Upon the initial call, personnel from the sheriff’s office, Mt. Airy Police Department, Cornelia Police Department, Habersham County Fire Department and Habersham County Emergency Medical Services responded.
Michael Cameron was airlifted from the nearby former school campus. The medical helicopter transporting him was en route to Atlanta Medical Center, but had to divert to Gwinnett Medical when his condition worsened, Terrell said.
The shooting occurred in a bedroom at 1011 Elrod Street, at its intersection with Hillandale Street just off Chase Road, about 1:25 p.m. Friday.
Three people were home at the time of the incident.
“The mother was in the house when it happened,” Terrell said. “She’s the one that called 9-1-1.”
She is not facing any charges, Terrell said.
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