A 26-year-old man has been charged with murder after a weekend shooting on the southwest side of Temple that claimed another man's life.

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On Monday, July 19, the Temple Police Department released the name of 26-year-old August Shaton Sanders as the suspect in a shooting that occurred early Saturday morning on Shallow Ford West Road.

Bell County Jail records show Sanders was booked at 3:45 PM Saturday, July 17 and charged with first degree murder. His bond was set at $150,000.

What Happened?

Temple PD Public Relations Specialist Alejandra Arreguin reports that police were called to the 3900 block of Shallow Ford West Road around 4:21 AM Saturday, July 17. From what investigators can tell, Sanders and the victim got into a fight that escalated into gunfire.

Police did not say how many shots were fired or if both suspects were armed, but said Sanders is suspected of having killed the victim.

Our partners at News 10 reported from the scene Saturday morning. They observed police vehicles parked outside of Navigators Unlimited Llc and investigators working the scene.

Police have not said what may have caused the argument that led to the shooting.

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Who Was the Victim?

The victim has been identified as 48-year-old Dewayne Hambrick. Police continued to investigate Hambrick's shooting Monday, and did not release his name until after next of kin had been notified of his passing.

Sanders was taken into custody Saturday and transported to Baylor Scott & White Hospital to be medically cleared before being transferred to the Bell County Jail. He remained in custody Monday afternoon.

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