LILBURN, Ga. (AP) — Police say a 69-year-old suburban Atlanta man faces a murder charge after authorities say he shot and killed a 22-year-old man who had pulled into his driveway.
Gwinnett County Jail records show that Phillip Walker Sailors was being held on a murder charge after the Saturday night shooting in Lilburn, northeast of Atlanta.
An arrest warrant states that 22-year-old Rodrigo Abad Diaz of Duluth was shot in the head as he tried to drive away from Sailors' home.
Sailors' attorney, Michael Puglise, tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/WtXUHn) that he was home with his wife late at night, and assumed the young man arrived for a home invasion.
Puglise says Sailors was defending his home and maintains his innocence.
Lilburn police declined to release additional information about the circumstances of the shooting.Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5
Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com
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