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Man shot in domestic spat
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A lingering dispute between two Portal-area men erupted Monday evening when one shot the other in the hip.

Bulloch County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a Moore Road residence in the Portal area around 5:45 p.m. Monday after someone reported a man had suffered a gunshot wound to the hip.

Deputies arrested Robert Lorenzo Lee, 25, on charges of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during commission of a crime, said Bulloch County Sheriff’s Capt. Todd Hutchens. The victim, Shane Reese, 30, reportedly walked away from the scene afterward and went to a relative’s home nearby, according to law enforcement and radio dispatcher conversations heard over police scanner during the incident. Hutchens said he suffered a non-life-threatening wound, was “conscious and alert,” and was treated at a hospital for the injury. There were no other victims.

Lee and Reese had been involved in a previous dispute, which apparently spilled over Monday evening when Reese came to Lee’s home to continue the fight. During the continued argument, Lee shot Reese once with a revolver, Hutchens said.

Lee was taken to the Bulloch County Jail and booked on the charges. He remains without bond as he awaits further court hearings according to jail records.


Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at 912-489-9414.


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