One Man Dead After Shooting in Apalachicola

By: Cameron Taylor Email
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APALACHICOLA - A shooting in Apalachicola has left one man dead and his family confused. They're desperately relying on Franklin County Sheriff's investigators to provide some answers.

The family of 20 year old Charles Thomas Wayne Fasbenner is heartbroken, after finding out he was shot to death.

"He's never been an aggressive child in any kind of way or teenager. He was the type of person that would give you the shirt off his back," said Cindy Fasbenner, the victim's mother.

Franklin County Sheriff's investigators say Fasbenner walked into 24 year old Ronald Joseph Page's yard on Timothy Simmons St. around 10 P.M. Thursday.

What happened next is still a bit unclear. What they do know is Page shot and killed Fasbenner with a rifle.

"It's terrible. I still can't understand. He's such a good boy. He never hurt anybody," said Charles Fasbenner, the victim's father.

"I just want to know why and i want them to get to the bottom of what's actually really happened," said Cindy Fasbenner.

That's what Franklin County Sheriff's investigators, and State Attorney Willie Meggs' office in Tallahassee, are trying to find out.

Authorities say they don't believe the two knew each other. At this point they haven't announced a motive, and Page hasn't been arrested or charged.

"That decision could be made today. It may take two weeks. We're just not sure yet at what direction we're going to take. It's still an open investigation," said Sheriff Mike Mock of the Franklin Co. Sheriff's Office.

News of the shooting spread quickly throughout Apalachicola. Many are consoling the Fasbenner's during this difficult time.

"So very thankful for everybody that's helped us and that are helping us. I'm so very proud that so many people loved my baby," said Cindy Fasbenner.

None of the members of the two families have spoken to each other about the shooting. NewsChannel 7 asked Page and his family to comment on the shooting, but they declined.

Fasbenner's family has opened a benefit account for funeral expenses. You can donate at Centennial Bank by asking for the Buddy Wayne Butler for Charles Fasbenner Fund.


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