Man killed after Putnam County argument

The shooting happened outside this home in Cloverdale.
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Jennifer Reyes/Eyewitness News

Cloverdale - A man was shot and killed Saturday night following an argument in Putnam County.

The shooting happened outside a home on CR 1000 South near Parker Lane in Cloverdale. Jerrod Robbins, 22, got out of prison about a month ago for burglary, but now faces more serious charges.

"My son stands accused of manslaughter," said Robert Robbins, the suspect's father.

Robert Robbins said he was home late Saturday night when he heard gunshots near his house.

"Once I heard the gunshots, that's what got me out of bed and then my son run in and that's when I said, 'I'll be out there in a minute' and I got dressed and I ran out there to assess the situation," he said.

Outside, Robbins found a male victim, Donald Lowe, lying on the ground, bleeding. He tried to compress the man's wounds, others tried to give him CPR, but by the time paramedics arrived, he had passed away.

"I knew his mother. It's just a tragedy," Robbins said.

Robbins doesn't know the circumstances behind the shooting, but believes there was an argument between the victim and his son before the shots were fired. Afterwards, he said, his son took off, driving east on I-70 with a female companion and a child.

Police caught up to them at the SR 267 exit and took them into custody for questioning. Jarrod Robbins remains in jail, facing preliminary charges of voluntary manslaughter.

"I do think that there was some alcohol consumed that evening. How much he consumed, how much anybody else consumed, I don't know," Robert Robbins said.

Robbins said he moved to Cloverdale to get away from crime and now says he'll have to make another move after what happened.