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Authorities: Edgecombe man fatally shot son-in-law during domestic dispute

Posted September 20, 2021 8:01 p.m. EDT
Updated September 20, 2021 8:39 p.m. EDT

John Henry Adams III

— A Nashville man was killed Monday when his father-in-law shot him during a domestic dispute, authorities said.

Bobby Braswell, 30, had moved out of his home on Mulberry Road but still occasionally stayed there with his wife, authorities said. The couple had a history of domestic violence, and when Braswell arrived at the house on Monday morning, his wife called her father.

When her father, John Henry Adams III, showed up, he and Braswell got into a physical altercation, authorities said. Adams then shot Braswell as he ran off after the fight, authorities said.

Adams, 58, of Macclesfield, was charged with first-degree murder and was being held without bond in the Nash County jail.

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