Argument leads to deadly shooting during custody swap
HAMILTON, Ala. (WPMI) —
A deadly shooting during a custody swap in Hamilton, Alabama on Christmas.
Hamilton police say a 3 and 5-year-old witnessed their father's fatal shooting on Christmas Day.
Their father has been identified as Joe Garcia.
Police say the mother's boyfriend shot the children's father after a verbal altercation during a custody swap in the Hamilton Police Department's parking lot.
Hamilton Police Chief Roney Vickrey says after serving 38-years in law enforcement, this is a first for his city.
The mother's boyfriend, Andrew Cochran is now charged with murder.
He's in the Marion County Jail.