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12/31/05-Henderson County

Men Involved In Shooting Are Identified

The Henderson County Sheriff's Department has identified the men involved in a shooting yesterday where one man was killed and another severely injured.

The sheriff's department says the victim is 40-year-old Mark Wayne Roberts from the Cedar Creek area. 21-year-old Robert Higginbotham of Athens under went surgery last night of gun shot wounds.

The shooting happened around 4:45 p.m. yesterday in the Henderson County town of Mabank. Sheriff's deputies were called to a mobile home on Thunderbird Drive.

That's near the Cedar Creek Reservoir. When they got there, Roberts was found inside dead. After being shot, deputies say Higginbotham ran to a home on Osage Drive to get help.

The sheriff's department says it believes Roberts was out to settle a grudge with Higginbotham. The shooting is still under investigation.

Molly Reuter, reporting.

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