Former Marines ‘playful wrestling’ ends in fatal shooting, murder charge

Daniel Tabor Reed (Credit: Walton County Sheriff’s Office)

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Daniel Tabor Reed (Credit: Walton County Sheriff’s Office)

An Atlanta man is charged with murder after a playful wrestling match turned fatal, the Walton County sheriff said.

Daniel Tabor Reed, 38, allegedly shot his friend about 1 a.m. Saturday at a house in the Walton County Woodlake neighborhood, Sheriff Joe Chapman told Channel 2 Action News.

The name of the man killed has not been released, pending notification of next of kin.

Both men are former Marines, Chapman said.

Chapman said the two friends were wrestling playfully, but their fighting escalated and “one then went at the other.”

Reed was being held in the Walton County jail.

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