A 45-year-old man was shot and killed Friday morning in a Dublin store.
Mark Christopher Hill was fatally wounded shortly after 11 a.m. at Urban Gear, a barber shop and clothing store at the corner of U.S. 441 North and High Street, said Dublin Police Chief Wayne Cain.
Business owner and barber, Jessie Ivey, of Dublin, whose age was not immediately available, was arrested and initially charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
“There were witnesses at the scene that stated the two got into an argument,” Cain said. “We are talking to them to find out what the argument was about that led to the shooting.”
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The investigation will determine if a murder charge or additional charges will be filed, he said.
The first Dublin police officers arriving at the shop performed CPR on Hill but could not save him. He was pronounced dead shortly before 11:30 a.m.
The city’s second homicide of 2015 happened not far from the first -- the shooting death of Timothy James Jones after an argument at the Dublin Foods at 807 N. Jefferson St.
Cain said there is no connection between the two.
“This is an isolated incident,” he said.
Although Ivey has a prior criminal record, the chief was not very familiar with the victim.
Hill, who was from New Jersey, had only moved to Dublin within the last six months, Cain said.
Homicides are not common in the county seat of Laurens County.
Dublin police investigated two in 2013 and one in 2014, Cain said.
Anyone with information about the fatal shooting is asked to call the Dublin Police Department at 478-277-5023 or Crimestoppers at 478-275-0803 or 877-84-CRIME.