ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Georgia, USA (AP) – A man shot down outside a bar on the coast of Georgia was a training agent at the Office of Customs and Border Protection who had been involved in a discussion with another man, authorities said.
The altercation between the two individuals began on St. Simons Island early Sunday, Brandon Kondo, public information officer for the Glynn County Police Department, said in a statement.
The fighting continued outside and Calvin Jenkins, 27, pulled a gun from his car and fired several times, according to police. The victim received two bullet impacts and died at the Brunswick hospital, Kondo said.RELATED
The local press, citing a border agency statement as a source, identified the victim as Wolf Valmond, 37.
Valmond joined the force last month, was assigned to the Baltimore unit and was in Georgia for training sessions, said Rob Brisley, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the customs office.
"We deeply regret this tragedy and our thoughts are with Valmond's family, his friends and colleagues, at this difficult time," Brisley said in his statement.
Valmond had also worked as a police officer in Norfolk, Norfolk police chief Joe Baron put on Facebook.
Jenkins has been arrested and charged with manslaughter, police said. It was not clear if he had a lawyer to speak for him for now.