Criminal charges considered against shooter in Saturday homicide

Around 5:00 pm Saturday afternoon, deputies were called to the 5100 block of Cherry Street in the Booker Heights community to investigate a report of shots fired and a man lying in the street. Deputies arrived to find 20 year old Charles David Thomas of Booker Heights dead from a gunshot wound.An investigation revealed that Thomas had been in an argument with another man at this location. The argument escalated and the two exchanged gunfire. Thomas was hit by a bullet and died on the scene. The other involved person was not hit.The 19 year old shooter was questioned by sheriffs detectives and released. The evidence of the case will be presented to the District Attorney's Office to consider what, if any, criminal charges will be filed.