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Delray Beach police identify man killed in deadly shooting over football bet

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Posted at 10:31 AM, Jan 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-14 14:04:42-05

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- — Police say an argument over a football bet turned deadly Saturday night in Delray Beach.

Police said three officers were working a traffic stop around 11 p.m. when they heard several gunshots.

According to Delray Beach police, officers found 35-year-old Willie Byrd with a gunshot wound to his shoulder at 333 SW 6th Avenue.

Police say a Dodge Challenger took a second man, 37-year-old Brandon Grant, to the Bethesda Hospital, where he died a few hours later.

Witnesses said a bet on the Dallas Cowboys/Los Angeles Rams game became heated, and Grant pulled out a gun and shot Byrd. Byrd then fired back, hitting Grant, police said.

Byrd was taken to Delray Medical Center and released.

The shooting remains under investigation.