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2 convicted in 2016 gun shop shootout over $25 fee

February 2, 2019

POPLARVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A father and son have been found guilty in a 2016 shootout over a $25 service charge at a Mississippi gun shop.

WLOX-TV reports Pearl River County jurors on Friday convicted 31-year-old Michael McCool on two counts of second-degree murder. His father, 53-year-old Audy McCool, was convicted on two counts of being an accessory after the fact.

Authorities say Henleyfield gun shop owner Jason McLemore told the McCools a gun repair wasn’t complete in January 2016, but sought a $25 service charge to return the unrepaired gun. The McCools, McLemore and his teenage son, Jacob, argued. Jurors agreed Michael McCool eventually fatally shot both McLemores.

Michael McCool faces between 20 and 40 years in prison on each count, while Audy McCool faces up to 20 years on each count.

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Information from: WLOX-TV, http://www.wlox.com

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