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Father spoke to suspect just before son died

KAITLIN MULLINS / A suspect is in custody after a shooting early Thursday morning that left one dead outside this residence on Spur Lane.

KAITLIN MULLINS / A suspect is in custody after a shooting early Thursday morning that left one dead outside this residence on Spur Lane.

“I talked to [him] before he killed my son.”

Ezzard Campbell said he spoke to the man charged with the murder of his son, Timothy Green, just a short time before a fatal shooting on Spur Lane was reported.

Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing said the call came in at 1:50 a.m. Thursday that a subject had been shot on Spur Lane. When the sheriff’s department and ambulance arrived on the scene, Green, 31, was found deceased.

Green

Green

Rushing said it looked like the shooting stemmed from a dispute between the victim and the suspect, Fred Hill III, 24, of 1515 Spur Lane.

Campbell said Hill came to his home on 1554 Spur Lane prior to the shooting, and told him there had been a dispute between himself and Green.

Campbell said Green, a father of three, was a playful and fun person who enjoyed basketball, riding four-wheelers and playing outside with his children and other kids in the neighborhood.

“Every kid in the neighborhood is probably missing him right now,” he said.

“He’d get out here and throw the football and the kids just loved him,” Gwendolyn Campbell, Green’s step-mother, said.

“He was a loving son, may God let him rest in peace,” Ezzard said. “To see someone just take your kid’s life like that, for nothing.”

Hill

Hill

“He was loving. Three wonderful kids are gonna miss their daddy. I’m gonna miss my son,” he said.

Rushing said Hill is currently in jail charged with murder and the sheriff’s department is working to collect statements to determine details of the alleged crime.