Texan, 83, charged with neighbor’s death in property dispute

texan charged in neighbor's death
This undated photo provided by the Tyler County Sheriff's Office shows Wilmer Taylor. The 83-year-old East Texas man has been charged in the fatal shooting of his 47-year-old neighbor over what investigators call a property dispute. (Tyler County Sheriff's Office via AP)

SPURGER, Texas (AP) — An 83-year-old East Texas man has been charged in the fatal shooting of his 47-year-old neighbor over what investigators call a property dispute.


The Tyler County Sheriff’s Office says Wilmer Taylor of Spurger was held Monday on a murder charge a day after Jeremy Smith was shot.

Shooting happened on Sunday – Sheriff said

Sheriff Bryan Weatherford says the shooting happened Sunday afternoon off a county road near Spurger, a town of about 600 located 120 miles (193 kilometers) northeast of Houston. Several witnesses remained on the scene as deputies identified Taylor as the suspect.

Texan, 83, charged with neighbor's death in property dispute
Autopsy results were pending Monday.
A jailer referred questions about Taylor’s bond and legal representation to the sheriff, who didn’t immediately return messages for comment Monday.
Further details weren’t immediately available.