Man killed over $500 gun

Posted: Tuesday, August 03, 2010

KENAI - Brendan McGee was shot in the head with a shotgun at close range following an argument over a $500 payment for a gun, according to court documents filed this weekend.

According to the affidavit, a witness told the Alaska State Troopers that he allowed a man he did not know carrying a shotgun to enter a one-room cabin and speak to McGee. The 23-year-old was sleeping on a make-shift couch at approximately 2 p.m. The witness, Thomas Mason, told troopers that McGee and the unknown man, whom he later identified as Lyle Ludvick, argued within one foot of each other.

McGee attempted to get up and the man discharged the shotgun. Buckshot hit him in the lower face and neck region.

Troopers said that investigators retrieved pellets from the wall directly behind the body consistent with the direction of the shot.

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