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Hinesville shooting victim identified
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Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jermaine Ray Mealy - photo by Photo provided.

The man who was shot to death Saturday afternoon has been identified as Hinesville resident Nathaniel Brown, Hinesville police Detective Gail Poulsen said.

Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jermaine Ray Mealy, 31, has been charged with murder in the incident, which occurred shortly before 1 p.m. at his home on Waverly Court, police said.

Police Lt. Susie Jackson said the home had reportedly been burglarized at 10:45 p.m. Friday. Mealy's wife had notified her husband, who is stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and was attending school in Texarkana, Texas, that everything was OK and the police were investigating it, Jackson said.

Apparently, Mealy drove throughout the night and, when he returned home, he found his wife in the home with a male friend, according to Jackson.

Jackson said a scuffle broke out between the men, and a weapon was produced. Mealy shot Brown three or four times in the stomach and chest, Jackson said.

Brown was transported to Liberty Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later, said Hinesville police Maj. Thomas Cribbs, the chief of detectives.

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