Man charged for shooting stepson

by Wes Mayer

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A man suspected of shooting his stepson in the leg while children were nearby was arrested Saturday by Coweta County Sheriff’s Office authorities.

Around 11 p.m., Coweta deputies and investigators responded to a call about a shooting at the 100-block of West Wedgewood Circle, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the sheriff’s office. When they arrived at the home, they found the victim lying on the living room floor with blood covering his left leg and the suspect in the hall holding a 9-mm handgun.

The suspect, Willie Leroy Hardaway, 54, was ordered to put down the firearm, Yarbrough said, and he quickly set it down on the couch. He was then taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault with a firearm. The victim was treated for a gunshot wound near his left kneecap and was transported to Piedmont Newnan Hospital.

According to Yarbrough, after speaking to witnesses authorities learned Hardaway and his stepson were having an argument about Hardaway’s daughter.

At one point, Hardaway retrieved the gun and shot the victim in the leg. Four children were at the home, so Hardaway was additionally charged with four counts of cruelty to children. He was transported to the Coweta County Jail.



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