Police in Hale County arrested a wanted man Monday morning and charged him with capital murder after a fatal shooting in Sawyerville last week.

Michael Jackson, the district attorney in Hale County, said investigators believe 25-year-old Damian Latrell Robinson is responsible for the killing.

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Jackson said Robinson was in an argument with 38-year-old James Tinker, Jr. when he shot Tinker in the abdomen with a 12-gauge shotgun. The argument may have been over a dog biting someone, Jackson said.

Tinker was rushed to an area hospital, but died during surgery there, Jackson said.

Robinson was taken into custody Monday morning and charged with capital murder -- he allegedly fired the deadly shot from a vehicle, which elevates the situation to a capital case.

He was also charged with felony domestic violence strangulation, misdemeanor menacing and misdemeanor reckless endangerment, charges stemming from incidents in August 2020 and February 2021.

Robinson is being held without bond in the Hale County Jail. If convicted of capital murder, there are only two sentences available -- life without the possibility of parole or the death penalty.

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