McDowell County Murder Arrest
Deputies in McDowell County make an arrest for a shooting death in Nebo.
Andrew Johnson is charged with the murder of Lionel Ferguson. Investigators say it happened late Saturday afternoon at a home off of Blount Way.
The Sheriff's Office says the two men knew each other. The landlord of the house where the shooting happened tells News 13 the suspect and victim did not belong on the property. "The law called me and I didn't recognize...anybody involved," said William Shepard. Shepard says he believes the men were staying at the house while his tenant was away. "It is very, very disturbing," he said. "This is a place to sit back and have family picnics. This is not the norm whatsoever."
Lionel Ferguson's daughter, Caylee Ferguson, says she and her family are shocked. "Why was something so important that you had to take somebody's life," she said. "This was somebody's dad, somebody's brother, somebody's son." "I just want to know, that's really it."
Detectives along with the SBI are still investigating what led up to the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call (828) 65-CRIME.