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Falmouth Shooting Victim Dies

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A Cape Cod man allegedly shot by his stepson in what authorities are calling a family dispute has died.

Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe said Sunday that 40-year-old John Williams died at Tufts Medical Center in Boston on Saturday where he was taken after being shot with a .20-caliber rifle.

Williams' 18-year-old stepson, Devante Fernandes, faces charges including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault with intent to commit murder.

O'Keefe tells the Cape Cod Times the shooting Thursday in Falmouth remains under investigation and it has not been determined whether Fernandes will face additional charges.

Fernandes has pleaded not guilty and was ordered held pending a dangerousness hearing Wednesday.

His lawyer says Fernandes was protecting his mother from abuse.

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