Uncle arrested in nephew's shooting

By Ed Brock

Police say a Conley man shot his nephew Friday during an argument after the nephew touched the uncle's house with a van.

Ricky Sisk, 55, of Thurmond Road faces charges of aggravated assault in the incident that occurred at his house around 3:30 p.m. Friday, Clayton County Police Maj. Tim Robinson said. His nephew, 38-year-old Joel Odom of Forest Park, was in Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta Friday night, his condition undetermined.

Odom had been storing some items in Sisk's house, Robinson said.

”They had an argument over those items,“ Robinson said.

At one point Odom got into a van with two passengers and drove it up to the house, ”lightly touching“ the house. At that moment Sisk fired three shots through the windshield with a .22-caliber handgun, Robinson said.

Odom got out and ran but Sisk fired again, hitting Odom several times. Odom collapsed in the yard of a nearby house that belonged to his cousin and the cousin's wife took Odom to a Forest Park Fire Department station. From there Odom went to Grady Memorial.