Crime

Fort Valley police investigating slaying

FORT VALLEY — Authorities are investigating a Labor Day shooting death.

Charlie Knolton Jr., 30, of Spruce Street, was shot in the abdomen at 210 Valley Drive in Fort Valley about 7:30 p.m. Monday, a Fort Valley police news release said. Knolton was taken by ambulance to the Peach Regional Medical Center where he later died, the release stated.

James Harris Jr., 55, who resides at the Valley Drive address, was taken into custody in connection with the shooting and charges are expected. Harris was being held at the Peach County jail, the release stated.

Witnesses told police the men were acquaintances and that they had an argument before the shooting, the release stated.

Police received help from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Peach County Sheriff’s Office in investigating the shooting.

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