"Why did he have to shoot him so many time?"
Alice Collins is talking about Saturday's shooting which left her 19-year-old son hospitalized with four gunshot wounds. Although he is in stable condition now, she her son Anthony was injured after Cuba Police Chief Chris Vaughn allegedly shot him shortly before two o'clock Saturday morning.
At the time of the shooting, we're told that Chief Vaughn was responding to a previous shooting which happened near the Collins residence. Upon arrival, officers found 45-year-old Cassimity "Pappy" Walker shot to death, allegedly by Anthony, his step-son. A rifle was also found at the scene.
According to investigators the two had been arguing. Following the shooting family members say Anthony took off walking down the road. That's when they say he was approached by police.
About 2/10 of a mile from the first shooting is where the shooting involving Chief Vaughn occurred. On that stretch of highway 11-80 investigators say they found casings from two different guns. They also say they found another gun at the site. However, they say it's too early to say exactly what gun the casings came from.
Meanwhile, Chief Vaughn has been placed on administrative leave with pay, pending completion of the investigation.
"He's really sorry about the matter," says Sumter County Sheriff Johnny Hatter. "But when you go on a call like this, you don't know what to expect. It's already out of control when you get the call."
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