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Man charged with murder in Sunday night shooting

Man charged with murder in Sunday night shooting

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A man has died and another has been charged after a shooting Sunday night south of Morganton.

George Lee Allison III, 63, of 1744 Skyland Drive in Morganton, was charged with murder in the shooting death of 49-year-old Brandon Charles Adams, according to a press release from the Burke County Sheriff's Office.

The charge came after deputies responded at 9:28 p.m. to 1746 Skyland Drive for a shooting call, the release said.

When deputies arrived, they discovered Allison had shot Adams with a shotgun, the release said.

Burke County EMS transported Adams to a hospital, but he died from the injuries sustained in the shooting, the release said.

Detectives were called to the scene, obtained a search warrant and completed their initial investigation before consulting with the district attorney’s office on charges, the release said.

Allison was held under no bond at the Burke County Jail and had his first court appearance Monday morning, the release said.

The case remains under investigation by the Burke sheriff's office.

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