COPY-Child custody spat results in fatal shooting between ex-in laws

ZIP CITY, Ala. A 40-year-old Lauderdale County man was shot to death late Wednesday afternoon. Witnesses told sheriff's investigators the shooting stemmed from an ongoing feud over custody of the victim's ten-year-old boy.

Sheriff Ronnie Willis said Anthony Eugene Hunt was hit with several shotgun blasts as he tried to drive away from his former father-in-law's house.The shooting happened about 5 p-m at a residence in the Zip City community off Alabama 17.Willis said it appeared that 75-year-old Neler Keeton fired the shots, killing Hunt.Investigators are trying to determine whether Hunt struck Keeton in the head with a metal object.No charges were immediately filed after the shooting, but Keeton, who was treated for a head wound, was questioned.

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