Man shot by his landlord over rent

A man is in the hospital with two gunshot wounds after a dispute with his landlord over rent money, authorities said.

Weldon Roberts Jr., 65, got into a fight with one of his tenants, John Davis, on the 1700 Block of Hicks Street around noon on Friday, said Richmond County Capt. Scott Gay.

Roberts punched and shot Davis twice, and was arrested at the scene. He is being held on charges of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during a crime.

Davis was transported to Medical College of Georgia Hospital and is in stable condition, Gay said.

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