An Indiana man who a witness claimed was “always talking crazy” is accused of killing a man after a dispute escalated, according to court documents.
On Sept. 8, police in Gary responding to the report of a shooting at a residence shortly after noon found 51-year-old Curtis Burnside dead from multiple gunshot wounds, NWI.com reported.
Witnesses told investigators a man, later identified as Lamar Golston, 60, showed up at the home and asked to see the “bald guy," according to the court documents obtained by NWI.com.
When Burnside came outside, the two got into a dispute. “Burnside put his hands in front of him and began backing away” before Golston allegedly pulled out a gun and shot him, the documents state.
Burnside stumbled inside the home, where he collapsed on the floor and died, Gary police Cmdr. Jack Hamady said.
A veterinarian treated a dog for a graze wound to the leg sustained during the attack.
Golston, who was arrested on Sept. 9 and is being held at the Lake County jail, pleaded not guilty to one count of murder.
Court documents state a witness alleged to police that the suspect “was a drunk” who “was always talking crazy to people for no reason.”
The witness also claimed Golston would “flash a weapon for no reason,” according to the documents.