An 18-year-old Dallas man is facing charges related to the fatal shooting of the ex-boyfriend of the suspect's mother Wednesday night.

The incident may stem from repeated domestic violence between the two over the past year.

Paulding sheriff's deputies found Justin McKenzie, 28, of Cartersville, dead inside a vehicle after it apparently had crashed through a fence and stopped across from 3805 Mt. Tabor Church Road, a news release stated.

"Once detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division arrived on scene, they began speaking to the witnesses and other parties involved about the incident."

The news release stated the alleged shooter, identified as Jordan Holt of Dallas, "shot McKenzie while he was in his vehicle."

"According to Holt there was a history of domestic violence between him and McKenzie over the course of the last year. McKenzie was the ex-boyfriend of Holt’s mother. At this point, detectives are currently investigating what led up to the shooting."

Holt was arrested and charged with reckless conduct with more charges possible. He is currently being held in the Paulding County Detention Center without bond.

Detectives are encouraging anyone who may have seen or heard this incident to call them at (770) 443-3015.


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