Retired Olympian, 62, and his friend, 60, both die after shooting each other during heated argument

Olympian, 62, and his friend, 60, both die after shooting each other during heated argument

A 62-year-old retired Olympics relay runner and his 60-year-old friend both died on Sunday after pulling out guns during a heated argument and shooting each other.

Emmit King, a former University of Alabama track star and two-time member of the American Olympics Relay Team, and his friend Willie Albert Wells were having an argument outside a home in Bessemer, Alabama, before it ended in gunfire, according to police.

It is not clear what the two men were arguing about or who drew their weapon first. The shots were exchanged around 3.40pm on the 800 block of 22nd Street North, according to AL.com.

Wells was pronounced dead at the scene at 3.59pm, while King was taken to UAB Medical West Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4.40pm.

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Source: Daily Mail

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