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Argument leads to stabbing

By Ed Brock

An argument over who was buying beer led to a knife fight that left one man dead and the other covered in blood.

Friends of Gaudencio Medina-Ocampo, 37, of Jonesboro Road last saw him and his roommate, Miguel Flores, 36, of Jonesboro around 9:30 p.m. Saturday night leaving for Corona's Pool Hall on Mt. Zion Road, according to a Clayton County police report. Around 5:22 a.m. another roommate of Medina-Ocampo woke up, saw that the side door to the house was open and upon investigating discovered Medina-Ocampo's body near the driveway.

Around 8 a.m. officers went to Flores' brother's house on Whipporwill Way near Riverdale to question the brother but found Flores instead, Clayton County Assistant Police Chief Jeff Turner said.

“He was covered in blood and sleeping in his pickup truck,” Turner said.

After arresting Flores, who is charged with murder, detectives learned that the two men had argued about who was going to buy the beer while at Corona's Pool Hall. They argued again in the driveway and they began fighting with knives.

The witnesses said they had not heard any arguing between Medina-Ocampo and Flores prior to the killing. They said Flores was not a friend of Medina-Ocampo but the two liked to play pool.