Man Shot to Death by Neighbor Had Begged Police Help (VIDEO)

A Rocky Top, Tennessee man was shot to death by his neighbor last month, just days after making an impassioned plea on social media for local police to step in and “do something” before the suspect “does something he will regret.”

Davey Roach, 43, was killed the morning of Nov. 23, after arguing with his neighbor, George Patterson. Patterson, 67, admitted to firing his gun, but told police he was aiming for the ground near Roach’s feet, WVLT-TV reported.

Roach and Patterson had been in an ongoing property line dispute over a stretch of grass the two men took turns mowing, according to Roach’s fiancé, Felicia Adkins. Adkins told The Knoxville News Sentinel that Patterson warned Roach roughly a year ago to stay off his property, “and it escalated from there.”

“Every time that we were outside, it was an argument,” Adkins told the outlet. “At first, it was just screaming and yelling, then it turned to threatening, ‘I’m going to kill you.’ He hated him, just calling him all kinds of names and threatening to kill me, threatening to kill his mom, threatening to kill all of us.”

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