Man injured in MLK Jr. Day shooting

by Wes Mayer

A Newnan man was shot in the foot early Monday morning, and Newnan Police Department officials are still searching for the suspect.

Around 1 a.m. of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, officers arrived to the home on the 100-block of West Washington Street to find the victim on the living room floor, according to statements in a police report from Officer R. Tostenson. The victim told officers he was sitting on the front porch when a man described as a black male wearing a camouflage jumpsuit approached from the road and fired a shot, hitting him in the left foot.

Emergency responders arrived and transported the victim to Piedmont Newnan Hospital, Tostenson said. The victim was unable to identify his attacker, but did say the suspect fled toward Boone Drive.

Officers spoke to the four other people inside the residence, but they were not able to see or hear anything, according to the officer. The case was turned over to Investigator Chad Wood.



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