(Byhalia, MS) Detectives say some kind of feud between two brothers left one shot dead and the other with a murder charge.
Add to that, the dead man was a double amputee with no legs, and a passer by’s car took some bullets and you’ve got a terrifying tale which is just now unfolding for investigators.
Detectives spent the day going over a 97 Ford full of bullet holes, looking for clues in the murder of the double amputee found shot to death inside.
They found it just down the road from the home of Amy Hyde, who first realized something was wrong when her Uncle’s little girl came running over Monday night, ”His daughter actually came up on our porch crying and said that her Mom had left to go get her from school and when she pulled out of her driveway coming out to get her somebody started shooting at her truck.”
We’re told it started when 56-year-old Robers Barnes drove to Byhalia from Little Rock to see his half-brother, 43-year-old Danny Ray Lyles.
Detectives believe the two started drinking, drove off together.
They say the two got into an argument, which apparently got Lyles so enraged, he stopped the car and grabbed a rifle, and started shooting into the car from every possible angle before calling 911.
”They found the suspect in the road with a 22 rifle, scoped mounted 22 rifle. He immediately was ordered to put his hands up” said Sheriff Kenny Dickerson, who says investigators found shell casings from the 22 and a 9 millimeter handgun all around the scene, ”How many shots in all were fired?” “Well, we’re still counting. There were numerous, numerous shots fired into the car.”
At least three shots hit a passer-by, one in the passenger side which Dickerson said surely would have killed someone.
Officers found Barnes, who had no legs, slumped over toward the driver’s seat of his car with numerous gunshot wounds.
Hyde’s Aunt escaped injury, but just barely, ”Everybody knows everybody around here so yeah I was very shocked that something happened, yeah”
Danny Ray Lyles will be charged with murder, and aggravated assault for shooting into the other car.
He’s being held in the Marshall County Jail.