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Bond set for man accused in fatal shooting during driveway dispute

A Caldwell County man has been given a bond after he was charged with fatally shooting his neighbor over the use of a driveway.

Seventy-one-year-old Ralph Barker is accused of shooting and killing Danny Marlin Bowman, 67, of Kistler Lane, a week ago.

On Thursday, Barker was given a bond of $150,000 and has been ordered to house arrest once he bonds out.  WBTV has learned that one of the reasons he was granted bond was due to his declining health.

Deputies responded to Kistler Lane last Thursday around 5:22 p.m. in reference to reports of a shooting. Bowman was found dead in his vehicle when deputies arrived.

Barker was arrested on scene and charged with murder.

Investigators say the shooting stemmed from a dispute over the use of a driveway. The investigation is ongoing.

Barker is being held in the Caldwell County Detention Center.

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