Even in the streets of our great community, there is still at time despicable, heinous actions that occur here. Our law enforcement officers and the people within our court system work extra hard to make sure that these criminals that commit these crimes are off our streets but at the end of the day, crime is inevitability. Such is a case that recently occurred here on Edgewood Avenue, an incident that left one dead and another in critical condition.
On Saturday, November 26 at 12:28 am, LaGrange Police responded to the 100 block of Edgewood Avenue in reference to two individuals who had been shot.
Upon arrival, officers located two individuals who had been shot multiple times. Officers noted a group of individuals carrying a man to a car in order to try and find him medical assistance. He was unresponsive.
Officers noted he had been shot once in the right side of his chest. Another victim had been shot in the shoulder and the hip. This victim was still in the house on Edgewood. Emergency medical aid was provided at the scene before both victims were transported to the Well Star West Georgia Medical Center. One of the victims, age 32, was pronounced deceased. The second victim, age 49, was flown to a Columbus area hospital and as of press time was listed as being in stable condition.
The initial investigation revealed that three to four masked suspects dressed in black clothing forced their way into the home and confronted the victims inside. During the confrontation, the two victims were shot before the suspects ran from the home.
On November 28, Detectives with the LaGrange Police Department secured arrest warrants for Jarvis D Duncan, age 35, of Marietta, Georgia, Michael Lee Fair, age 37, of Marietta, Georgia, Gerald Jerome Florence, age 34, of Powder Springs Georgia, and Lewis Antonio Shells, age 35, of LaGrange, Georgia as the result of a significant investigation.
Duncan and Fair were arrested in Marietta Georgia on November 28, 2016 with the assistance of members of the Marietta Police Department and Cobb County Police Department. Florence and Shells have not been located as of press time. At least one other suspect is suspected to be involved but hasn’t been identified at this point This is a horrible crime that should not be allowed on our streets. It is vital in situations such as this that the community pool together in order to make those responsible sees justice. Only we can keep our streets safe and clean.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact, 911, the La-Grange Police Department or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.
Jeremy Andrews Staff Writer