SPURGER, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — An 83-year-old East Texas man has been charged in the fatal shooting of his 47-year-old neighbor over what investigators call a property dispute.
The Tyler County Sheriff’s Office says Wilmer Taylor of Spurger was held Monday on a murder charge a day after Jeremy Smith was shot.
Sheriff Bryan Weatherford says the shooting happened Sunday afternoon off a county road near Spurger, a town of about 600 located 120 miles northeast of Houston.
Several witnesses remained on the scene as deputies identified Taylor as the suspect.
Autopsy results were pending Monday.
A jailer referred questions about Taylor’s bond and legal representation to the sheriff, who didn’t immediately return messages for comment Monday.
Spurger is about 257 miles southeast of Dallas.
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