Two brothers get into argument, third man ends up dead in Cameron

Jasmin Caldwell reports.

CAMERON - Cameron Police arrested two brothers after investigators said a shotgun was fired and hit a third man while the brothers were arguing with each other around 5:20 p.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of South Jefferson Ave in Cameron.

During the dispute, John Melton, 46, threatened his brother Alvin Melton, 35, with a knife -- leading Alvin to grab a pistol grip Mossberg 500 shotgun from his bedroom, according to Cameron Police. Alvin confronted John on the front porch and discharged the shotgun, but he ended up striking the right side of the third man's head -- killing the third man instantly. The victim was later identified as Courtney Latrell Williams, 32 -- according to a press release from the police department.

Alvin and John Melton were arrested next door and transported to the Milam County Jail, where Alvin was held on a first degree murder charge and John was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon -- a second degree felony, according to police.

Williams' body was taken to the Travis County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy, at the order of Justice of the Peace Sam Berry.

The homicide was under investigation Thursday by the Cameron police Department -- along with help from the Milam County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Rangers.


Alvin Melton


John Melton

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