Sheriff Jolley confirms that the argument between Bickerstaff and his sister was about cows getting out of a fenced area and into a garden.
Bickerstaff and his sister were arguing when he fired a shot in an unspecified direction. After that, the sister’s boyfriend got out of the vehicle and returned fire hitting Bickerstaff in the head.
There are still no charges filed in the investigation.
We’re learning new details about a shooting in Harris County that claimed the life of a 60-year-old man.
Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley says George Bickerstaff was shot in the head by his sister’s boyfriend.
Sheriff Jolley said, “A brother and sister was in a disagreement and both parties, Mr. Bickerstaff and his sister’s boyfriend both had weapons. Both exchanged fire and Mr. Bickerstaff was shot in the head.”
Authorities are treating this case as a death investigation which may change at a later time. While Sheriff Jolley says alcohol did play a role in this case, officials are still working to see how much was involved. That information won’t be released until an autopsy is completed.
Harris County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 60-year-old man.
Harris County Deputy Coroner Joe Weldon confirms 60-year-old George “Bick” Bickerstaff passed away at approximately 1 a.m. Sunday morning due to a gunshot wound to the head in Harris County. Weldon says he was taken to Piedmont Columbus Regional where he was pronounced dead by medical staff.
Authorities responded to a shooting call in the Hamilton Mulberry Grove Road area Friday night. Details to the investigation are limited at this time as the investigation is ongoing.
Weldon says Bickerstaff’s body will be sent to the GBI crime lab for an autopsy.