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Police Looking for Suspect who Shot at Good Samaritans

Police Looking for Suspect who Shot at Good Samaritans

Tommy Murphy
Staff Writer

LaGrange Police are looking for a man on several felony charges after he allegedly fired gunshots at a pair of Good Samaritans who stopped to intervene in an altercation he was having with a female.

Thursday evening about 6:40 p.m., officers with the La-Grange Police Department responded to the area of Lanett Avenue upon reports of gunshots being fired into an occupied vehicle.

Officers arrived and spoke to the complainants, who stated they stopped their vehicle in the 100 block of Auburn Avenue to intervene in an altercation between a male and a female. When they stopped, the suspect, described as a white male with tattoos, fired multiple gunshots into the Honda Accord they were driving.

The victims told police they then immediately fled toward Lanett Avenue to get away from the shooter.

The suspect then reportedly left the scene in a grey Ford Mustang.

Police were subsequently able to identify the shooting suspect Jacob Tarwater, a previously convicted felon. The grey Ford Mustang was later located at a residence on Cooley Road, but Tarwater was not at the location.

As a result of the investigation, arrest warrants were issued for Tarwater’s on two counts of Aggravated Assault, two counts of Possession of a Firearm in Commission of Certain Crimes and one count of Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon.

This incident is still under active investigation by the LaGrange Police Department Criminal Investigations Section.

If anyone has any further information on this incident, please contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603. Anonymous tips can be left with the Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706812-1000. Tips may also be submitted to the LaGrange Police Department via Facebook.

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