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Douglas man arrested after shooting behind Zaxby's

Officers stopped Tyrone Ellerton, 34, who had a pistol.  (Source: Coffee County Sheriff's Office) Officers stopped Tyrone Ellerton, 34, who had a pistol.  (Source: Coffee County Sheriff's Office)
The Douglas Police Department has responded to a shooting in a home behind the Zaxby's on South Madison Street. (Source: Viewer) The Douglas Police Department has responded to a shooting in a home behind the Zaxby's on South Madison Street. (Source: Viewer)
DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) -

A Douglas man is behind bars Thursday, charged in connection with shooting his brother.

The Douglas Police Department responded to a shooting in a home behind the Zaxby's on South Madison Street.

It happened around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Officers stopped Tyrone Ellerton, 34, who had a pistol.  

The victim, who had been shot in the arm, told police the shooting was accidental.

Police say Ellerton is a convicted felon, and the gun used in the shooting was stolen.

Police say he also had several illegal drugs.

Ellerton is charged with five gun-and drug charges.

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