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More details come out on fatal Jackson Co. shooting

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Court documents give light to what happened at a rural Jackson County home where a man was shot to death Sunday morning.

A probable cause statement filed with the Jackson County Clerk of Courts gives a timeline of the events surrounding the shooting of 55-year-old Randall "Reggie" Perry.

The statement said that at 1:23 a.m. the Monroe County Sheriff's Department received a 9-1-1 call from Michael Nelson stating that he had shot Reggie Perry in the heart and that Reggie was dead.

Deputies arrived at the home at N2675 Arrow Road in the Town of Knapp and found Perry deceased in the living room with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest. 

When talking to the deputies, Nelson again said that he'd shot Perry. He was then taken into custody.

The probable cause statement states that when when Nelson arrived at the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Detective Kelly Bakken observed red staining consistent with blood on Nelson's hands and jacket.

One witness was mentioned in the probable cause statement. Angela Organ was at the home at the time of the shooting with Nelson, Perry, and Nelson's brother Steven. She said she witnessed Michael Nelson unload an AR-15 rifle that was in the living room. As she left the home, Nelson said he'd be there in a minute. The statement said the rifle was against he wall of the living room as she left the room. Upon walking out of the house, she heard a gunshot. Going back into the home, she told investigators that she saw Nelson standing in the same location with his hands behind his back and Perry with blood on his chest. When she asked Nelson what he did, he said he'd shot Reggie. 

Nelson remains in the Jackson County Jail on a charge of 1st Degree Intentional Homicide. 

The Jackson County District Attorney's Office tells WXOW that they are still gathering reports and information on the shooting. 

A court appearance for Nelson may occur later this week.


READ: Probable Cause Statement

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