The suspect in a Saturday homicide in Phenix City fatally shot Curtis Antonio Terry because he wanted to stop an argument that woke him up, police said.
Samuel Gann, 62, faces charges in connection with the Saturday morning shooting of Terry, 54. According to Lt. Warren McLaughlin, Gann befriended the homeless and often let them stay at his 19th Street home, police said.
A number of people were at 103 19th St. around 8:20 a.m. when Terry arrived to see someone. The conversation turned into an argument, the lieutenant said.
“He was woken up by an argument that wasn’t with him,” McLaughlin said of Gann. “He wanted the argument stopped and he stopped it.”
Terry received a gunshot wound to the chest from a shotgun. Officers found the victim in the living room, police said.
Gann is being held at the Russell County Jail.