- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

ONTARIO, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities have charged a man with fatally shooting another man during an argument at the suspect’s western New York home.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says 34-year-old Brett Brookover was a guest at the town of Ontario home of Lee Thomas on Monday evening when an argument broke out between Thomas and Brookover. Police say the men were arguing over the race of the man who accompanied Brookover, but a prosecutor says the argument was over drugs and a woman.

Deputies say that Thomas used a shotgun to kill Brookover early Tuesday morning and also fired at the other man, who wasn’t injured. When police arrived on the scene, they found Brookover’s body in the driveway.

Thomas has been charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder. He’s being held without bail in the county jail.

It couldn’t be determined if he has a lawyer who could comment on the charges.

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