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Man In Custody In Connection With Shooting Death

Logan County Sheriff Steve Smith confirmed Sunday afternoon that a 40-year old Magazine man has died as a result of gunshot wounds and that a 49-year old man is currently in custody in connection with the death.

The victim in the case is Samuel “Bert” Gilbert III, Smith said; the man in custody is Jerry Morris, the sheriff added.

Smith said a 911 call was placed at approximately 7 p.m. Saturday night and when deputies arrived at an area he described as “east of Magazine” the body was found inside a vehicle. Smith declined to release other details about the shooting.

Smith said the investigation is ongoing and “we are still piecing everything together,” in regards to what precipitated the shooting.

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