Bullet strikes occupied car
Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 19, 2016
LaGrange police investigators continue to search for the suspect who reportedly fired several gunshots between the 1100 and 1200 blocks of Murphy Avenue about 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, striking an occupied car.
Two people were sitting inside the vehicle when the gunshots went off, said Sgt. William Nelson. One person jumped out of the car, ran inside a home and called 911.
At least one bullet hit the vehicle, but no one was hurt.
Investigators found some shell casings at the scene and a set of sandals in the middle of the sidewalk. Nelson said they were unsure if the shoes were connected to the case.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crimestoppers at 706-812-1000.
Deputies arrest more suspects in shootout
Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office arrested two more people from a shootout between two carloads of people on Adams Road on May 1.
Andrew T. Holiday, 19, of Opelika, Alabama, was charged with robbery by force, said TCSO investigators. He was released on bond.
Darien Brown, 19, of Valley, Alabama, was charged with armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and aggravated assault with a firearm, investigators stated. He remains in the Troup County Jail without bond.
The two men were part of a group that allegedly robbed and severely beat two males.
After the attack, the two victims and their friends began searching for the group that committed the alleged assault, investigators said.
The victims and their friends reportedly found the people involved in the beating and the two groups exchanged gunshots on Adams Road in the southern part of Troup County, stated officials.
Investigators said both vehicles were damaged by gunfire, but no one was hurt in the shooting.
Hunter Mowers, 19, of Troup County, was also charged in the incident with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office said they also recovered three handguns at the time of Mowers’ arrest.