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Police say Milledgeville man killed attacker in self-defense

MILLEDGEVILLE — A Milledgeville man was killed Tuesday following a confrontation at the home of his estranged wife.

Milledgeville police were called to a duplex apartment at 2429 Brantley Way at about 8 p.m. where they found 31-year-old Broderick Kinnon Horne dead from multiple gunshot wounds, Capt. Dray Swicord said.

Horne had come to the residence of 28-year-old Lakeisha Horne, forced his way inside and confronted her male acquaintance, 31-year-old Keeno Karnard Weaver, Swicord said.

The men began to argue in the kitchen, according to authorities. Weaver shot Broderick Horne, killing him, police said.

Swicord said police believe Weaver was acting in self-defense when he shot Horne with a handgun.

No other details about the altercation were released.

“Our investigation is complete and leads us to believe this was a self-defense issue,” he said, “and we’ve turned this over to the D.A.’s Office to concur with that.”

The case now is being handled by the Baldwin County District Attorney’s Office. Charges may be pending.

Weaver, of 105 E. Thomas St. in Hardwick, was detained at the Milledgeville jail overnight Tuesday and was released Wednesday, Swicord said.

Lakeisha Horne was not injured in the incident and she did not witness the shooting, he said.

“Mrs. Horne went outside to call for help on a cell phone,” Swicord said. But police were summoned to the scene by Weaver, he added.

Authorities have no record of a history of domestic violence between the couple.

Swicord said Broderick Horne, formerly of 2361 River Ridge Road, had been separated from his wife for about four months and they had no children together.

The shooting was the city’s first killing of 2009.

To contact writer Ashley Tusan Joyner, call 744-4347.

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