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Fight over Bible verse on forgiveness leaves student dead
A Georgia college student was fatally shot in a fight with a pal over a Bible verse on forgiveness, police said.
Jacquell Smith, 20, was gunned down Sunday after reportedly feuding with his friend Raekwon Pauldo over scripture at a Dublin home, news station WMAZ reported.
Police said that the argument started with the verse but “then that turned to something else.”
“Apparently two friends got into an argument,” Dublin police Chief Tim Chatman told WMAZ. “These are friends. They’ve been knowing each other for a long time. They were arguing over stuff that didn’t make any sense.”
The argument escalated when Pauldo allegedly shot his friend twice in the head, police said.
Smith was rushed to Fairview Park Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Pauldo, 21, was later arrested on murder charges.
Friends created a GoFundMe page to raise money for Smith’s funeral service.