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Fight at Lowndes Co. party leads to deadly shooting

Updated: Dec. 6, 2016 at 5:46 PM CST
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LOWNDES CO., AL (WSFA) - A Selma man is facing a murder charge after a brawl at a White Hall club ended in gunfire. Deputies with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office were called to Triple Spot on Freedom Road in White Hall regarding a shooting around 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

When deputies arrived, they found the victim, Antonio Anderson, 40, of White Hall. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigator Nick Cognasi said a physical altercation between Anderson and the suspect broke out at the club and escalated when the suspect pulled out a gun and fatally shot Anderson. The suspect then fled the scene, but he was later identified as Andre Lamar Cooper, 31, of Selma.

Lowndes County investigators met up with officers from Selma to arrest Cooper, and he was taken into custody without incident. He's since been transported to the Lowndes County Jail and charged with Antonio Anderson's murder.

Investigator Cognasi declined to provide further details when asked if the victim and suspect knew each other, or what they were arguing about at the time of the shooting, due to the ongoing nature of the investigation. He could not elaborate on whether the deadly struggle between the two men took place inside or outside of the club.

Cognasi indicated that a party was going on at the Triple Spot at the time. The club is part of a small strip mall with a convenience store on the other side.

No one else was injured in the incident.

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