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Argument between family members leads to deadly shooting in Wilson County

WILSON COUNTY, Texas – An argument between two family members turned into a murder investigation in Wilson County on Friday. Authorities revealed new details about a deadly shooting that happened along County Road 356, just west of La Vernia.

As of 9 p.m. Friday, deputies had been investigating for more than five hours.

A dirt road led deputies to a property where the shooting happened about 4:30 p.m.

Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt said the suspect, David Greenwood, and the victim, Alexander Clay Byrom, are somehow related and are possibly half-brothers.

Tackitt said Greenwood shot Byrom to death during an argument on the property where they both live in separate houses.

“Supposedly Greenwood was arguing with his girlfriend, or a female, and Byrom went and told him, ‘You need to stop.’ And they got into an argument, and it escalated into a shooting,” the sheriff said.

Greenwood fled the scene.

A next door neighbor has surveillance cameras that may help investigators determine what happened.

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Neighbors and the sheriff said deputies are often called to the property for disturbances.

Deputies believe Greenwood is in a white Chrysler 300. Anyone who has any information of his whereabouts is asked to call the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office. 

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