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Argument over dog ends in death for Butner man

Posted August 21, 2009 3:18 p.m. EDT

A former public safety officer in Butner was shot Thursday by a neighbor, Granville County Sheriff Brindell Wilkins said.

Jimmy Champion, 62, and Otis Perry, 30, both of Little Pond Drive, were arguing about Champion's dog. Both men had guns. Perry shot and killed Champion, Brindell said.

Brindell said his office was investigating the incident but that no charges had been filed.