$8 leads to fatal shooting

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Montgomery police say a 50-year old man is dead after an argument over eight dollars.

The shooting happened on Burgwyn Road in south Montgomery.

50-year old Robert Brown was shot in the chest just after seven this morning and later died at Baptist Hospital.

Police say the victim and a 28-year old male suspect were fighting but later parted ways.

When the suspect came back this morning to apologize, police say Brown attempted to attack him with an aluminum bat. That's when the suspect pulled out a gun and shot Brown in the chest.

Right now, police say they are looking for that 28-year old shooting suspect. There's no warrant out for him since the shooting could have happened in self defense.

Authorities say that they just want to ask him a few questions to find out more about what happened.

Police  are treating this as a death investigation and not a murder case.

If you have any information, please call CrimeStoppers at 215-STOP.