Gambling game leads to deadly shooting in Union Springs

UNION SPRINGS, AL (WSFA) - One man is in custody and another has died after a shooting early Saturday morning in Union Springs, according to police.

Police Chief Danny Jackson says the shooting happened around 3 a.m. in the area of Highway 82 and Peachburg road, near the Beeline/Sunoco station. Mario Martin and Johnny Womack Jr., both of Union Springs, got into an altercation over an earlier gambling game.

Womack then allegedly shot Martin once before authorities arrived on the scene, according to police. Martin was then transported to the Bullock County hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Womack turned himself into officials around noon on Saturday. He is being held in the Macon County Jail but has not been officially charged.

Any additional details have not been released at this time.

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