VERMILION COUNTY -- A family feud took a turn for the worst. 56-year old Billy Richardson is accused of killing his uncle. WCIA-3's Jessica Shaw finds out more from witnesses.
Richardson faces preliminary charges of murder, and is due to appear in court Friday. His arraignment was pushed back until the State's Attorney has all the police reports from a completed investigation.
Authorities say Richardson pulled the trigger killing his uncle, 68-year old Donnie Davis. Neighbors say Davis told Richardson to move out causing an argument between the two. That's when Richardson reportedly pulled out a gun and fired.
Deputies searched nearby woods for hours after Richardson fled the scene. Witnesses say the pair was in a long-standing fight over property, but this outcome has everyone pretty shaken up.
Update: 5:45 am, 11/15/12, Thursday
VERMILION COUNTY -- Billy Richardson is scheduled to appear in court Thursday. Police say he's responsible for the shooting death of 68-year old Donnie Leroy Davis. Witnesses say the men, who are related, were arguing over property Wednesday evening.
Original: 9:41 pm, 11/14/12, Wednesday
VERMILION COUNTY -- An argument turned deadly at home just outside Danville. Sheriff's deputies say two men were fighting over property when shots rang out.
Witnesses say the shooter and victim were related. They say the man was shot after telling the suspect he had one week to move out.
The shooter ran from the scene. Deputies spent hours searching a nearby wooded area. They found the suspect around 7 pm and took him into custody.
The coroner's office says the victim was 68-year old Donnie Leroy Davis. He was pronounced dead at 4:36 pm from multiple gunshot wounds. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.