Groveton Police Chief Ralph Jester took Bezaaley Jackson's statement on February 12th - the night after a shooting that left Johnny Scurlock dead.
In the 12-minute taped interview, Jackson said he picked up Scurlock from his home in Pennington after the two had been drinking together. They drove to a friend's house and a half hour later, the two went to Jackson's home in Groveton.
A friend of both men says he still can't believe the night turned deadly.
"It was just a freaky situation to me," said George Denman. "It's just something that got out of hand. They were both friends and I didn't understand it. It's just something that went a little bit too far."
They argued outside the whole time about several things, including money. During the fight, Jackson claimed he pulled out a gun and Scurlock grabbed it. After a struggle, the gun went off twice, killing Scurlock.
After the shooting, Jackson called 911 and told the dispatcher "I shot a man." He told police he'd been carrying the gun in his back pocket all night, even when he went to Scurlock's home - a gun Scurlock never knew about.
Jackson's lawyer says his client felt threatened by Scurlock that night because Scurlock was bigger and taller than Jackson.