A southern Indiana man who was killed in front of his four children was going to get married next week.
Dustin Payne, died Sunday after being shot multiple times in front of his children during a custody exchange
He was an amazing dad. That was probably one of the things that I fell in love with him for," Payne's fiance, Jessica Fowler, said.
Fowler said she and Payne went to the parking lot of JayC Food Store on West Tipton Street in Seymour to pick up Payne's children.
What was supposed to be a routine custody exchange turned into an exchange of gunfire leaving one dead. Dustin met up with is ex-wife to conduct a custody exchange when the brother in law showed up and started shooting.
"He brought a gun that day knowing what he was going to do," Fowler said.
Fowler said Payne and his brother-in-law, William Baker, did not have a good relationship.
Seymour police said Baker shot Payne in the chest Sunday evening after the two men exchanged words in the JayC parking lot.
"There was only one shot fired," Seymour Police Chief Bill Abbott said.
Baker was still at the scene when police arrived.
"He didn't leave. He went and put the gun in the car, like, 'OK I've done what I came to do. I'm done,'" Fowler said.
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