Police: Man shot, killed his brother

Published: Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 1:11 a.m.

Dinner at a northeast Gainesville home turned fatal for one man who police said was shot by his brother Monday evening.

Jesse Linus Lyles, 47, was pronounced dead at Shands at AGH at 8:30 p.m. following a shooting at his home at 1506 NE 6th Terrace, said Gainesville Police Sgt. Keith Kameg. Jesse Lyles had been shot more than once by his brother, Richard C. Lyles, 40, police reported.

Police were dispatched to the home shortly before 8 p.m. Kameg said late Monday that police anticipated charging Richard Lyles with murder within a few hours. He said detectives were still conducting final interviews with Richard Lyles and the brothers' mother, Annie Lyles.

Police said the brothers and their mother, who all live at the single-story home, were eating a dinner of spaghetti when an argument broke out between the men. "The argument culminated with the younger brother getting up from the table, going to the bedroom and then returning with a .38-caliber revolver and shooting his brother," Kameg said.

Police, who were investigating the shooting, did not know what the argument was about late Monday, Kameg said.

"We're not looking for anyone else involved," Kameg said. "We have the person who fired the shots. We have the gun. But we want to know what led up to the shooting and want to give the shooter as well as the mother a chance to say exactly what went on."

Lise Fisher can be reached at 374-5092 or fisherl@gvillesun.com.

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