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Around 11:40 p.m. Sunday, Liberty County Sheriff’s Chief Investigator Linda Worley was investigating a shooting that killed 33-year-old Christopher Jorgensen near County Road 126.
Worley said the shooting stemmed from a previous argument between Jorgensen, 52-year-old Alvin Zachary and 55-year-old Edwin Baty.
Investigators say three houses are on one property, with Baty and Zachary living in one house and Jorgensen in another.
Sometime in the evening, an argument began between Jorgensen, in which Baty and Zachary were accused of damaging his pickup truck, investigators said.
During the alleged argument between Zachary and Jorgensen, Baty ran into his house with Jorgensen behind him. According to Worley, Baty locked his bedroom door and secured his 12-gauge shotgun.
Jorgensen allegedly tried to force the door open, but the effort stopped after a short while.
Thinking that Jorgensen had gone away, Baty opened the door and saw that Jorgensen was still standing at the door and walking towards him.
Baty fired two shots at Jorgensen, but it’s unclear if he hit Jorgensen as Jorgensen ran outside into the yard.
Baty told Worley that he then walked to the front door and saw Jorgensen coming towards him again and that’s when Baty fired a third shot that killed Jorgensen.
Justice of the Peace Pct. 1, Judge Stephen Hebert responded to the scene, conducted an investigation and ordered an autopsy.
Worley said no charges are being filed at this time as the case is being referred to the grand jury for possible action.
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