Stabbing victim wanted by police after firing gun

by Wes Mayer

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Photo by Jeffrey Leo

Newnan Police investigated a fight in Westgate involving a stabbing and a shooting. 


A fight involving a stabbing and a shooting broke out Wednesday in the Westgate neighborhood in Newnan.

Newnan Police officials did not release the identities of those involved Wednesday, but were able to say a man stabbed another man at a home in the neighborhood off Belt Road. The stabbing victim shot at the other man, according to Newnan Police Chief Douglas “Buster” Meadows.

Apparently only one shot was fired. The bullet did not strike the targeted man and lodged in a tree, Meadows said. The man who was injured in the stabbing incident fled.

Newnan Police have the man suspected of committing the stabbing in custody. They had not yet located the injured suspect who fled as of late Wednesday, and were questioning witnesses and the man in custody.



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