Man shot after disagreement, suspect sought

Published 12:34 pm Saturday, August 24, 2019

The LaGrange Police Department responded to a person shot on Friday, Aug. 23 at approximately 10:41 p.m. on the 900 block of South Parkway.

According to a press release from LPD, Troup 911 was advised by a caller that the victim was taken by a private vehicle to a local hospital. The criminal investigations department was notified and began investigating the case.

The victim was interviewed by officers at the emergency department. During the interview the victim reported that he and another person identified as Cornelius Potts, 42, were in a disagreement when Potts pointed a firearm at him and shot him once in the lower abdomen.

The victim has been transported to an Atlanta area hospital for further treatment.

The LPD has released arrest warrants for Potts for aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during certain crimes and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the LaGrange Police Department at (706) 883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at (706) 812-1000.