Plumber shot and killed while working at an Alabama home

Investigators say the victim had no prior acquaintance with the homeowner before coming to repair a clogged sink. (Source: Gray News)

OXFORD, Ala. (WBRC/Gray News) - The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office arrived at a home on Saturday to find a plumber who had been shot dead in the side yard of a home where he had been working.

According to authorities it was determined that the victim, 49-year-old Dewayne Sparks of Anniston Ala., had been shot by the 61-year-old homeowner, Orva Kyle Mcdonald Jr..

Investigators say the victim had no prior acquaintance with the homeowner before coming to repair a clogged sink.

The reason the victim was shot is still under investigation.

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