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Retired Olympics relay runner, 62, and his friend, 60, both die after shooting each other during heated argument

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Retired Olympics relay runner, 62, and his friend, 60, both die after shooting each other during heated argument

A 62-year-old retired Olympics relay runner and his 60-year-old good friend each died on Sunday, November 28 after pulling out weapons throughout a heated argument and taking pictures one another, in response to police experiences.

Emmit King, a former College of Alabama monitor athlete and two-time member of the American Olympics Relay Group, and his good friend Willie Albert Wells have been having an argument outdoors a house in Bessemer, Alabama, earlier than it led to gunfire, in response to police.

 

Retired Olympics relay runner, 62, and his friend, 60, both die after shooting each other during heated argument

It isn’t clear what the 2 males have been arguing about or who shot their weapon first. The photographs have been exchanged round 3.40pm on the 800 block of twenty second Road North, in response to police.

 

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Retired Olympics relay runner, 62, and his friend, 60, both die after shooting each other during heated argument

Wells was pronounced lifeless on the scene at 3.59pm, whereas King was taken to UAB Medical West Hospital, the place he was pronounced lifeless at 4.40pm. 

 

Retired Olympics relay runner, 62, and his friend, 60, both die after shooting each other during heated argument

 

King was a sprinter and a member of the U.S. relay crew for the Summer time Olympics in 1984 and 1988, though he did not compete at any Olympic occasions. 

Based on police, King and Wells’s deaths mark the twenty sixth and twenty seventh homicides in Bessemer this 12 months, versus 18 homicides in all of 2020. Jefferson County has had 185 homicides up to now in 2021, surpassing final 12 months’s whole of 183.

 

 

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