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Ala man shot, killed in dispute over property

NORTPORT, Ala. (AP) - Police say a Tuscaloosa County man is dead after he and a neighbor exchanged gunshots across the fence separating their homes.

Northport police say 71-year-old Roy Sewell was shot to death Friday while arguing with a neighbor about the location of a property line.

Investigators interviewed the other man but didn't charge him. Police Sgt. Dale Phillips says it may have been a case of self-defense, and authorities have yet to determine which man instigated the dispute.

1 of the men was cutting his grass at the time of the argument. Phillips says the men had clashed over their adjoining property and the chain-link fence that divides it in the past.

Police aren't saying which man fired first.

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