Stabbing victim wanted by police after firing gun

by Wes Mayer

alt

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.



More Local

One Critical in Saturday's plane crash

One man involved in a single-engine plane crash Saturday in Coweta was listed in critical condition Sunday afternoon at Atlanta Medical Cent ... Read More


Fire Department responds to landing gear issue at airport

The Coweta County Fire Department responded to the Newnan Coweta County Airport – Whitlock Field Sunday afternoon after a pilot radioe ... Read More


Heroin use on the rise in suburbia

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on the spread of drug addiction, including prescription pills, heroin and other opiates i ... Read More


Coweta Community Foundation board elects chair

These are exciting times for the Coweta Community Foundation, say board members. Since the foundation’s recent merger with numerous no ... Read More


Commissioners vote Aug. 5

County health insurance sessions continue this week

Coweta County staff have put together proposals for future health insurance coverage for employees and retirees, and the Coweta County Board ... Read More

Juvenile therapy programs see success

Coweta County Juvenile Court has been awarded a $237,456 grant to continue and expand its intensive counseling programs used to help juvenil ... Read More