UPDATE| Deadly domestic dispute shooting ruled a homicide

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Friday, March 3, 2016

APPLING, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Columbia County Coroner's Office says the autopsy results rule the deadly shooting on North Tubman in Appling as a homicide.

According to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Anthony Sherrill called 911 at 1:38 a.m. He told dispatch he needed deputies to come to his home on North Tubman in Appling. Sherrill said his stepson Tennis Alexander Milam and Milam's girlfriend where involved in a physical argument.

Sherill told dispatch he was inside his bedroom armed with a handgun. The sheriff's office says Sherill was still on the line with 911 when Milam came into the bedroom with a handgun. That is when Sherill shot Milam.

Investigators say Sherill's wife, Nancille Waters Sherill and her father Lamar Denton Waters, were both at the house at the time of the shooting. Deputies say they found Milam lying on the floor near the front door. Milam was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sherill has not been charged in the incident.



Thursday, March 2, 2016

APPLING, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Columbia County Sheriff's Office says the man accused of shooting and killing his stepson was on the phone with 911 at the time of the shooting.

The sheriff's office says Anthony Sherill was in the bedroom on the phone with 911. Investigators say Tennis Alexander Milam, 23, came into the room with a gun, Sherill also had a gun and shot Milam. The sheriff's office says the incident involved Milam's girlfriend, but did not say in what manner.

According to the sheriff's office, Tennis Alexander Milam, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:50 Thursday morning. Deputies responded to the home at 5196 Tubman Rd. at 1:40 a.m. Deputies say Milam was found with gunshot wounds just inside the home.

According to the incident report, dispatch heard three shots fired over the phone. The sheriff's office says no charges have been filed at this time. The coroner's office says Milam's body is being taken to Atlanta for an autopsy.