Man shot in home invasion on Cox Street

Published 8:28 am Thursday, February 28, 2019

The LaGrange Police Department is investigating an overnight shooting on Cox Street.

According to a LPD press release, officers responded to 123 Cox Street at 11:33 p.m. and located a resident of the home suffering from a gunshot to the leg and arm. The man was transported to WellStar West Georgia Medical Center and later to a Columbus area hospital for treatment.

According to the press release, the initial investigation revealed that two black males wearing dark clothing entered the home and got into a physical altercation with the victim before shooting him.

The suspects ran from the scene toward North Greenwood Street after the incident. Police located evidence of illegal drug use and distribution at the incident scene, according to the press release.

The suspects in the case have not been identified. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the LaGrange Department at (706) 833-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at (706) 812-1000. Tips can also be submitted through the LaGrange Police Department’s Facebook page.