North Carolina man arrested after road rage allegedly leads to deadly shooting in Sidney

UPDATE @ 7:30 p.m.:

A North Carolina man has been arrested after a man was found dead in Sidney Wednesday morning.

Around 11:20 a.m. Sidney dispatchers got a call about a man down in a parking lot in the 1600 block of Ferguson Court.

When officers arrived they found that the man had died from a gunshot wound, according to the Sidney Police Department.

The man found dead was identified as Tyler Welsh, 32, of Eaton.

Lashawn Dean Hughes, age 48, of North Carolina was arrested after running from the scene in his semi-truck.

He is currently in custody at the Shelby County Jail on a murder charge.

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While the case is still under investigation, police said they believe the fight between the two men was likely due to a road rage incident.

Both men were semi-truck operators for different companies.

Police added it appears Angstrom, where Welsh’s body was found, was a random place where the men stopped. Neither were drivers for the company.

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All people who were in the area around the time of this incident and may have observed something are asked to contact the Sidney Police Department at 937-498-2351 or Crime Stoppers at 937-492-8477 (TIPS).

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