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Wayne Mills' Family Opens Up About Shooting

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ARAB, AL (WZDX) - The family of a country music singer and Marshall County native is opening up about their loved one's recent death.

The owner of a bar in Nashville shot Wayne Mills over the weekend. Now, people across the country are sending their condolences. FOX54 spoke with Mills' sister and other relatives, who live in Arab.

"I want the truth and I want this man to be held responsible for his actions," said Mills' sister Paula Lemons.

Lemons wants answers about her brother's death. She wants to know why the owner of the Pit and Barrel, Chris Ferrel, shot and killed her brother.

"I want him to know that in five seconds he changed so many lives that can't be undone," said Lemons.

44-year-old country singer Wayne Mills was shot in the head early Saturday morning. It happened inside the bar in downtown Nashville after the bar was closed. According to police, Mills and Ferrel got into an argument. Police say Ferrel pulled a gun and shot Mills, claiming self-defense.

"I trust God. I don't understand it but I trust God and I know that God loved Wayne more than anyone on this earth," said Lemons.

Family members spent Monday morning grieving and fighting back tears. Paula says she was so proud of her brother being able to fulfill his dreams of playing Alabama football and then becoming a country singer.

"He always wanted to play for Alabama. It was his dream and he made it come true. He was a walk-on and got to play. And then while he was going to Alabama, he starting picking the guitar and he started playing music," said Lemons.

Wayne grew up in Arab. His family tells FOX54 everyone who knew him adored him.

"He was very funny and loved his family and his friends," said Lemons.

The shooting remains under investigation. As of Monday evening, Nashville police have not arrested or charged Chris Ferrel.

Funeral arrangements for Mills are pending. He leaves behind a wife and a son.


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