7 shootings in 7 days

Man Fatally Shot, Police Searching for Suspect

by Wes Mayer - wesley@newnan.com

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Photo by Jeffrey Leo

A small piece of crime scene tape blows in the wind at the intersection of Price Street and Mary Ann Street which was used to secure the scene of the shooting early Wednesday morning that left one person dead.


A man was fatally shot early Wednesday morning, and Newnan police are on the lookout for the suspect.

Around 2:05 a.m., officers with the Newnan Police Department were dispatched to 9 Mary Ann Street in reference to a person being shot. According to Officer Jody Stanford, when officers arrived, they met with a witness who led them to Reginald Lamont Sinkfield, 31, who was lying in a field between 9 and 11 Mary Ann Street.

Sinkfield had a single bullet wound to the center of his chest, was not breathing and had no pulse, according to Stanford. Medical units arrived on scene and tended to Sinkfield, but could not revive him.

Officers spoke to witnesses who said they heard two males running behind the residences and one gunshot was heard. According to Stanford, witnesses described the suspected shooter as between five feet, six inches and five feet, eight inches tall, weighs around 180 pounds and was wearing a white T-shirt, white tennis shoes, black pants and a black hat.

Sinkfield is now the third man to lose his life to gun violence in Newnan within the last week. Two other shooting victims remain in critical condition.

The Newnan Times-Herald will provide updates on this story as they develop.



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