P & P Owner dies

Walter Phelps owned P & P Garden and Hardware

Walter Phelps, owner of P & P Gardens and Hardware died Saturday afternoon.

The former Lee County Commissioner was shot in the back during the July third armed robbery of his store.

He died Saturday afternoon at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Officials haven't said whether or not his passing was directly related to the gunshot wound.

If Phelps's death is directly connected to the wound the suspects involved could face more charges.