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No Charges in Pickens Shooting of Cherokee Man

The Pickens County Sheriff's Office says the shooting appeared to be in self-defense.

Credit: Patch
Credit: Patch
The Pickens County Sheriff's Office is not expected to file charges against a man who shot and killed a Cherokee County resident last weekend.

Capt. Frank Reynolds with the sheriff's office said the shooting of Scott Terrell, 44, appears to have been done in self-defense. 

Just after midnight last Sunday, the sheriff's office responded to a call of a fatal shooting at 1051 Waleska Highway 108 in the Tate community.  

Deputies arrived at the home and found Canton resident Scott Terrell, 44, dead at the scene. Reynolds said it appears the owner of the home, Alex Rebo, shot Terrell in self defense. 

Terrell, along with wife Jenny Terrell, met Rebo at his home earlier Saturday night and they all departed for dinner and drinks at a nearby restaurant.

Once they returned to Rebo's home, Reynolds said both he and Terrell got into an argument and Rebo asked Terrell and his wife to leave. 

Terrell and his wife left the home and proceeded to get into their vehicle to leave, Reynolds said. However, Terrell left his vehicle, went back into the house and started making threats against Rebo. Reynolds said Rebo told Terrell to leave once more, but Terrell began charging at Rebo.

The man then pulled out a hunting rifle and shot Terrell once in the chest, the captain said. 

"The statements and evidence look like it’s nothing more than self defense," Reynolds added.

The funeral for Terrell was on Thursday at South Canton Funeral Home. 

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