COWETA COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - New information was released Thursday about what led up to the shooting death of a beloved Coweta County deputy.
Deputy Edmond Irvin, who was killed on April 30 at a home in Palmetto, was laid to rest on Wednesday.
His 17-year-old cousin is charged with murder.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has taken over the case. The GBI said it was an older cousin to young cousin conversation that turned deadly. But the topic was fairly common for many teenagers, being late and disrespectful to a parent.
Funeral services for 25-year-old deputy Edmond Irvin took place Wednesday in Coweta County. Meanwhile, the GBI continues its homicide investigation.
Deputy Irvin was off duty that night at the family’s home in Palmetto. The deputy was involved in an argument that started over 17-year-old Danny Long’s behavior of late.
According to the GBI, there were two issues that had the teen in trouble with his family.
According to police the night of the shooting, Long fired two shots striking his cousin. No word from the GBI on where the gun came from.
Deputy Irvin was just promoted to patrol at the time of death. He was remembered for his kindness and smile. Sheriff Len Wood told mourners they had received letters from sympathetic inmates from the jail describing Irvin’s kindness to them.
The GBI said there is no timetable on when they will wrap up their investigation.
A preliminary hearing for Long is scheduled for May 28 in Coweta County. He was being held without bond in Fayette County as of Thursday evening.