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Selma Police: Man shoots, kills his brother

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Eddie Mixon (Dallas County Sheriff's Dept.) Eddie Mixon (Dallas County Sheriff's Dept.)
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SELMA, AL (WSFA) -

It's the first murder for Dallas County this year, and this one allegedly involves a man fatally shooting his younger brother. It happened in the Plantersville community off Dallas County Road 294 Monday night. The alleged weapon was a .22 caliber rifle.

"We don't know at this point what they were fighting about," said Dallas County homicide investigator Mike Granthum.

Detectives say 58-year-old Eddie Mixon shot his younger brother, 53-year-old Stanley Mixon, three times Monday night. Stanley Mixon died at Vaughn Regional Medical Center in Selma.

Mixon had his first court appearance Thursday during which time the court appointed him an attorney. Prosecutors pushed for a $1 million bond because of his criminal history. The judge said he would consider it and make a decision Friday.

Dallas County investigators say what makes this tragedy somewhat unique, and very sad, is the mere fact the brothers had been fighting for decades.

"There is a history between the two," said Granthum. "Our investigation shows there was a shooting between these to same subjects several years back."

Granthum says Eddie Mixon was told of his brother's death during the initial interview at the Dallas County Sheriff's Department. It was then Eddie Mixon teared up and expressed some measure of remorse.

Family members who live just beyond Mixon's home declined to comment.

Eddie Mixon, meantime, faces first degree murder while plans are being made to bury his brother.

Mixon remains in the Dallas County jail. A preliminary hearing is set for August.

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