Bond hearing held for Walmart shooting suspect

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An attorney for the man accused of murdering another man outside of a Snellville Walmart back in August asked a Gwinnett County judge Wednesday for bond for their client. 

At the hearing, the defense asked for a $100,000 bond for Troy Hunte, who's charged with the August 19 shooting death of 49-year-old Fadil Delkic. 

So far, the judge hasn't made a decision on whether bond will be granted to Hunte. 

According to police, Hunte and his fiancé got into an argument with Delkic in the parking lot of the Walmart at 1550 Scenic Highway. 

After the shooting, Snellville Police Detective Jeff Manley said the incident began when Delkic started driving his car out of the parking lot.

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Manley said Hunte’s fiancé was pushing a stroller with her baby inside and thought Delkic drove his vehicle too close to them. The officer said Delkic got out of his vehicle, the two argued, and the woman hit Delkic in the face.

According to police, that’s when Hunte fired a single shot from a semi-automatic handgun, hitting Delkic in the chest. Medics rushed Delkic to Gwinnett Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Hunte’s defense attorneys argued his client feared Delkic was about to punch his fiancé’ when he fired the shot.

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At Wednesday's hearing, defense attorneys presented two witnesses and both testified the shooting was out of character for Hunte. 

The prosecution had no witnesses and asked for Hunte to be denied bond, stating the evidence showed that the shooting was not provoked by the victim. 

We're told the judge's decision on Hunte's bond could happen Wednesday afternoon or on Thursday.

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