84-year-old man accused of killing neighbor of 30 years

HAMPTON, Va. — Police say an 84-year-old man shot and killed his next door neighbor of more than 30 years last week, according to WTKR.

David Priddy, 84, is accused of fatally shooting his neighbor 65-year-old Katherine Ann Fleming.

Neighbors say Priddy had lived on the street since the 1970s and had been there by himself since his wife died five years ago.

When Fleming was gunned down, one neighbor, Margaret Haywood, says she suspected Priddy could be the shooter.

Haywood said throughout the years that Priddy and Fleming lived next door to each other they would argue every once in a while. Lately, she said, those arguments had become more frequent. It had reached the point that Priddy would be waiting by his fence for Fleming to get home.

The two would reportedly bicker about things like yard work, but Haywood said she isn’t sure what their more recent, frequent arguments were over.

Following a search of Priddy’s home after the fatal shooting, police found several gunsĀ and ammunition, WTKR reported.

Priddy is expected to be in court on July 30.


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