Abilene father, son accused of killing neighbor over trash


    Police say a father and son shot and killed a neighbor in a dispute over trash.

    John Miller, 67, and Michael Miller, 31, are both charged with murder.

    Chief Stan Standridge said they got calls at 10:17 a.m. about shots fired in the area of South 3rd and Don Juan streets.

    When they arrived, police found Aaron Howard, 37, in the alley. He had been shot at least twice.

    Howard was rushed to the hospital where he later died.

    Standridge said Howard and the Millers have been having a dispute over trash.

    Saturday morning, John Miller went to take out the trash, armed with a handgun.

    Things escalated and Michael Miller went inside and grabbed his shot gun.

    Someone reportedly went into Howard's house to get a baseball bat.

    Standridge said John and Michael Miller both shot Howard.

    “I need us to be Abilene strong. Much violence has occurred in our great city. But this is our city.," Standridge said. "We are Abilene strong and this violence does not have to define our city.”

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    Abilene police are investigating a shooting on South 3rd and Don Juan streets.

    About 10:30 a.m., KTXS got reports from viewers of multiple shots fired in the area.

    When crews arrived, there are about a dozen police units on scene along with an ambulance.

    One person was transported.

    A witness said he saw a man being handcuffed in the alley.

    Michael Cherry, who works across the street at Rick & Carolyn's, said someone shot their neighbor over a mattress.

    "It could have been a stray bullet come thru and hit me or one of the other employees here," Cherry said.

    KTXS also saw a man being handcuffed. He was taken to the Taylor County Law Enforcement Center just before noon.

    Police Chief Stan Standridge said he will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. KTXS will carry it live on Facebook.

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