Georgia Man Yelled Slurs While Shooting at Black Neighbor, Feds Say

REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A 73-year-old Georgia man has been arrested after allegedly shooting at his Black neighbor while yelling racial slurs. According to a federal indictment, Mark Wheeler allegedly screamed the slurs while firing a .22 caliber revolver at the victim and his home in Loganville on May 26. He was charged with violating the criminal provision of the Fair Housing Act, and possession of a firearm. If convicted, Wheeler faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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