LOUISVILLE,Ky. (WHAS 11)--The case against a local man accused of shooting his next door neighbor is expected to go to trial.

56 year old Mark Tatum is charged with shooting and killing David Allen at a home on Gagel Avenue in 2012.

Prosecutors say the shooting happened after an ongoing dispute between the Shively neighbors.

Tatum pleaded not guilty. If convicted he could face life in prison.