Indiana State Police investigating fatal Hagerstown shooting

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One Hagerstown man has died after a shooting believed to stem from a dispute between neighbors, police said.

KC Allen Simpson, 32, died as the result of multiple gunshot wounds received Wednesday afternoon.

Wayne County emergency personnel were called to a possible shooting at about 2:20 p.m. Wednesday to a home in the 4700 block of Brick Church Road west of Hagerstown, according to a news release from Indiana State Police Trooper C. Ryan Davis.

Officers from the Hagerstown Police Department were the first to arrive on scene, where they found Simpson lying in the front yard.

Officers immediately rendered aid to Simpson, who was eventually transported by medical helicopter to an Indianapolis hospital, where he died.

The suspect in the shooting, Billy Wilson Sr., 77, surrendered to officers at his residence, which is next door to Simpson’s home.

Billy Wilson Sr.; photo supplied by Wayne County Sheriff's Office

Both homes are on Brick Church near the intersection with Bear Creek Road.

It is believed the shooting stemmed from a dispute between the two neighbors, Davis said in the news release.

Wilson had owned his home since August 1989 and Simpson had owned his residence since October 2013, according to county property records.

Wilson has been charged with murder, a felony. He was taken to the Wayne County Jail.

Indiana State Police from the Pendleton Post have taken over the case at the request of Hagerstown Police Department. The investigation is ongoing, pending an autopsy.

Other emergency personnel assisting at the scene included Cambridge City Police Department, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Culberson Ambulance Service, Marion County Coroner’s Office and the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

– By Rachel Sheeley

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