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Was Danny Hill killed over previous homicide?

GBI Special Agent in Charge Steve Turner GBI Special Agent in Charge Steve Turner

A man involved in a deadly Moultrie shooting last February was himself a victim of gun violence.

GBI agents say Danny Hill was shot to death in his Moultrie home Friday night. Agents ruled he acted in self defense last year during a botched drug deal. Now they're trying to figure out if the victim's past played a role in his murder.

A 911 call from a home on 8th Street southeast led Moultrie Police officers to the scene of a murder.

"When officers got there they found Danny Hill in the residence deceased. He had an apparent gunshot wound," said GBI Special Agent in Charge Steve Turner.

The murder victim in this case had been the suspect in a murder last year. Agents say Danny Hill shot Kirby Yon to death during a drug deal in February 2013.

But the charges against him were dropped, after the investigation showed the shooting was in self defense.

"He wasn't charged with murder, because it looked like Yon had actually taken a knife and stabbed him a few times before he actually returned fire," said Turner.

Hill was arrested on drug charges, but police don't know why he was murdered. They think people on the street who know who did it. "Oh, sure. Certainly. Absolutely," said Turner.

But right now few people are talking.

An autopsy was performed on Hill today. Police say they have no suspects right now but are developing persons of interest.

Anyone with information about Danny Hill's murder can contact the GBI office in Thomasville or Moultrie Police.



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