Alcohol-fueled argument over LSU-Alabama game leads 1 man to shoot life-long friend
Two life-long friends had an alcohol-fueled argument over the LSU-Alabama game which led one man, Christopher Ashley Honey, to shoot his friend. The name of the victim has not beed released, according to KTVZ out of Bend, Oregon.
Deputies learned that the two men were at home when an argument broke out while watching the SEC football game, and the argument eventually escalated to a physical fight. That prompted Honey to go get a shotgun and shoot his friend in the back of the head and neck area as he walked away in the driveway.
Per the report, Honey then went back into the house to finish the game before surrendering to police. Sgt. William Bailey said alcohol is believed to be a factor in the incident.
Honey was booked into jail Saturday evening on charges of attempted murder, second-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and menacing. He was also held on an outstanding warrant for DUI and criminal driving with a suspended license. His bail totaled $320,000.
Records show that Honey has been charged several times in recent years, and he’s previously been convicted of misdemeanor violence battery in Florida and aggravated assault in Tennessee.
The victim was put into a patrol car and rushed to the hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. He was later released from the hospital.