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Argument leads to deadly shooting during custody swap

(image: WPMI) Argument leads to deadly shooting during custody swap

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.

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