Uncle charged in nephew's shooting death

The man accused of shooting his nephew after a fight on Saturday morning has been charged with murder. 

On Monday, 45-year-old Darnell Stephens was charged with murder in the shooting death of 22-year-old Antwan Rutherford.

It happened just after 2 a.m. on John Kennedy Drive.

According to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, Rutherford and Stephens got into a fight outside of their home. The fight escalated after both men went and got guns. 

According to investigators, Stephens was shot in the leg and Rutherford was shot in the back of the head by Stephens. 

Both men were taken to the hospital where Rutherford later died.

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