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1 dead, 1 in custody in Brunswick shooting

A suspect is in custody following the fatal shooting of a 31-year-old Leland man, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff's department.

Michael Shane Poythress was found shot to death at his home, 741 Heights Place around 4 p.m. today, a news release said.

“Poythress was involved in an altercation with the suspect that escalated into the shooting incident,” the release said. Poythress was pronounced dead at the scene.

Brunswick County Sheriff's Detectives took the suspect into custody at the residence. Authorities declined to release further information because the investigation is continuing.

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