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Man shot while demanding debt payment
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Man shot while demanding debt payment

CANTON, Ga. -- A 23-year-old Cartersville man was shot while trying to collect a debt in Cherokee County.

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Ryan Jones was shot at around 4:30 p.m. Sunday outside a house in the 9900 block of Bells Ferry Road near Holly Street in Canton.

Witnesses told Cherokee County Sheriff's investigators that Jones arrived at the house with a BB gun and demanded to be paid for a debt he claimed he was owed.

A person inside the house, 43-year-old Brian Turner of Woodstock, shot Jones with a shotgun. Turner was a guest at the house, according to Cherokee County Sheriff's Lt. Jay Baker.

Jones was taken to Northside Hospital Cherokee with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

Baker said investigators obtained a search warrant for bodily fluids to determine if Turner was under the influence. Turner refused to comply with the warrant and was arrested for obstruction; he has not yet been charged in the shooting.

Jones is being held in the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center on $1,000 bond.

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