Central Texas man dead after family dispute - KXXV Central Texas News Now

Central Texas man dead after family dispute


One man is dead and another in police custody after an early morning argument ended in gunfire.

Charles H. Mitchell was arrested following a shooting around 1 a.m. Sunday morning on the 500 block of East Bell Avenue in Gholson. The victim identified as his son-in-law, 34-year-old Shawn Chudej.

According to McLennan County Sherrif's Office, the dispute began at a family gathering with the men arguing over land. Following the argument, Mitchell returned home, retrieved a shotgun and returned to the party. 

Officials say Chudej was shot multiple times in the back as he tried to flee. McLennan County Sheriff, Parnell McNamara, described the incident as a "total family tragedy."

At the time of the shooting, there were 6 or 7 people at the scene including the victim's wife and a five-year-old girl who was not injured. 

Mitchell is currently being held in McLennan County Jail on a $1.5 million dollar bond for one count of murder and one count of endangering a child. 

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