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Man shot in water argument

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John King (Source: Dougherty Co. Jail) John King (Source: Dougherty Co. Jail)

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An argument over water led to a shooting in South Dougherty County last night. Police say a tenant and her landlord got into an argument over water service being cut off.

When the landlord got a gun and shot the tenant's car, the tenant's boyfriend got a gun and shot the landlord.  

The tenant, Shanon Eulo, says her landlord, Jesse Willis, turned off the water to her mobile home and demanded she get out. With the heat index way over 100º, heated words between Eulo's boyfriend and Willis escalated to gunfire.  

The shootout over the water to Shannon Eulo's mobile home happened on Homestead Avenue around 7:00PM Monday. Eulo said her landlord and next door neighbor, 46-year-old Jesse Willis, scared her when he confronted her, demanding that she move out.

"He cut the water lines, so we have no water," Eulo said.

Eulo's boyfriend, 36-year-old John King, repaired the broken pipes, and Willis broke them again. That started an angry argument.  "My boyfriend finally hit him,"  Eulo said.

Police say Willis went back to his house, got a .410 shotgun, and shot King's car three times, in the windshield, and the headlight. King came out of the mobile home with a pistol.

"Jesse started lifting his gun up and my boyfriend shot him twice," Eulo said.

Eulo said "she didn't know if she would move after all this.  Police agree John King shot in self defense, but arrested him because he is a convicted felon, and should not have a gun. 

John King is in jail. The landlord, Jesse Willis had surgery and is in good condition. He is charged with aggravated assault.

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