Hallettsville man killed at party in rural Lavaca County

A man was shot and killed after an altercation at a party

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LAVACA COUNTY, Texas – A Hallettsville man was shot and killed during a party in rural Lavaca County. Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon confirmed that the victim, John Callway, was pronounced dead on the scene by a gunshot wound. A man has been arrested in connection to the shooting that took place around 1 a.m. Sunday morning. He has not been formally charged so his name has not been released.

Sheriff Harmon says the party was at 2100 County Road 157A and that Lavaca County officers arrived at the scene shortly after 1 a.m.

The suspect was arrested and booked into the Lavaca County Jail after several witnesses gave statements taken at the scene of the crime. We will continue to provide updates as they develop.