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Documents: Man claims he shot 21-year-old man in self-defense at Hawkins convenience store

The affidavit states that Harper claimed he shot Taylor in self-defense.

HAWKINS, Texas — A 20-year-old man has been charged with murder after documents show he shot another man to death at a Hawkins gas station store Friday. 

Devin Jevon Harper, 20, remains in the Wood County Jail in connection with the death of Ibory Dale "Teddy" Taylor, 21, on April 29 around 9:15 a.m. at JJ's, located at 469 W. Front St. in Hawkins, according to an arrest affidavit. 

The affidavit states that Harper claimed he shot Taylor in self-defense. 

When police arrived on scene, they said they found a man, who has been identified as Taylor, in critical condition who was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

By reviewing security camera footage, officers said in the document they saw Harper pull a handgun on Taylor and shoot him several times. 

Taylor fell to the ground and Harper shot him again while on the ground. Harper fled from the scene in a vehicle, the affidavit read.

According to the affidavit, store clerks told investigators that both Harper and Taylor were frequent visitors of the store. 

The footage appeared to show the men communicating before the shooting, but there was no sound. 

The video showed that Taylor followed Harper out to his vehicle from the store. Harper open his driver door while Taylor was standing behind him. Harper then took out the gun, the affidavit read.  

When police located and took Harper into custody, he said he shot Taylor in self-defense, according to the affidavit. 

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