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Accused shooter appears in court, claims self-defense

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

A shooting suspect appeared in court Thursday and Columbus police presented their case to keep him behind bars. 

A fugitive task force arrested Rodriguez Daniels after police issued a warrant for shooting Javaughn Greene on 27th Avenue early Tuesday morning. 

Greene was shot in the stomach following a confrontation between the two men.  Police said both Greene and Daniels knew each other prior to the incident, but they did not have details about what caused the argument.  Daniels' father was in court as his son was read his charges and he questions the official version of the events.

"What [Greene] didn't tell the truth about is that he lives at an address that my son used to live at, but he has no business being there.  DFCS is going to find all of this out.  Justice will be served . . . But it's not going to be the way people think it's going to be," said William Daniels Sr.

Daniels' father went on to say he believes the gun belonged to Greene and his son pulled the trigger in self-defense after wrestling the wapon away from him.

Daniels is being held on a total of $25,000 bond for charges of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a felon.  Police said Greene survived the shooting and he was last listed in stable condition.

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