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Suspect in shooting now in custody


  • By Clay Neely
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  • Dec. 23, 2016 - 11:02 AM

Suspect in shooting now in custody

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Evan Byrd

Update 11:35 a.m. - Evan Byrd, the man wanted in connection to a shooting on Old Carrollton Road on Wednesday evening, is now in custody, according to investigators with the Coweta County Sheriff's Office. 

Original story below:

Investigators are currently searching for a suspect involved in a shooting on Old Carrollton Road on Wednesday afternoon.

The suspect, identified as Evan Byrd, allegedly shot another man in an argument, according to Investigator Elaine Jordan with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim was allegedly flown to Grady Memorial Hospital to be treated for his injuries. His condition is unknown at this time.

A manhunt for Byrd is currently under way in the area of Old Carrollton Road. According to Jordan, Byrd is considered armed and dangerous, and was last seen wearing a dark Carhartt jacket, blue jeans, cap and boots.

This story will be updated as further details emerge.

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Clay Neely: clay@newnan.com, @clayneely