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Suspect in custody following deadly shooting

  • By Clay Neely
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  • Apr. 05, 2018 - 12:54 PM

Suspect in custody following deadly shooting


Orenthal Jermaine Carroll

A Newnan man is facing murder charges after a deadly shooting.

Orenthal Jermaine Carroll, 31, is currently being held without bond at the Coweta County Jail after police said he was responsible for the death of Adrian Cantrell Sheffield, 44.

The shooting occurred Wednesday night when police responded to the area of Octavia Place for a reported "shots fired" call.

During the investigation, officers located a male victim who had sustained a gunshot wound outside 19 Octavia Place in a courtyard area, according to Deputy Chief Mark Cooper with the Newnan Police Department.

Upon their arrival, the male victim, identified as Sheffield, was not breathing and had no pulse, according to Cooper. EMS and fire rescue units arrived and attempted lifesaving actions, but Sheffield reportedly died on scene.

Police said Sheffield and Carroll were involved in an argument. During that argument, a small handgun was produced and Carroll shot Sheffield, according to police.

The investigation remains ongoing.