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Tuesday, January 01, 2019 03:01 PM

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Tennessee Teen Shot Dead Over Honey Bun

FAYETTE COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Authorities say a teenager is dead after he was shot by his half-brother during an argument over a honey bun.

18-year-old Marcus Jones was found dead from a gunshot wound around 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday at residence near Oakland, Tennessee, CBS affiliate WREG reported.

According to authorities, his half-brother, 34-year-old Jerome Howse, was arrested and charged second-degree murder and illegal gun possession.

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office said they were arguing over "a small sum of money and a honey bun."

Jones' Facebook account implied he had recently graduated from high school, WREG said.