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Hamburg man shoots and kills neighbor

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HAMBURG, Ar. (KNOE 8 News) - Ashley County authorities have arrested a Hamburg man after he shot and killed his neighbor on Easter Sunday.

Chief Deputy Marilyn Smith tells KNOE deputies responded to a 911 call Sunday afternoon on Ashley Road 948. Smith says that Jason Johnson, 37, had fatally shot his neighbor, Randy L. Coulter, 78.

According to the sheriff's office, Johnson and Coulter had on-going issues and disputes for quite a while. Smith says the shooting started as an argument about Johnson grating the gravel road where both men live. Reportedly, Johnson's daughter became involved and after a verbal or physical altercation between the girl and Coulter, Johnson pulled a gun and shot him.

Johnson's daughter made the call to police. Jason Johnson is being charged with 1st Degree Murder.

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