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Two charged in shooting incident in apartment complex


  • By Clay Neely
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  • Jul. 30, 2020 - 2:09 PM

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Two charged in shooting incident in apartment complex

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Steven Patrick Burns and Shaun Duane Pressley Jr. are charged with reckless conduct and carrying a weapon without a license.

Two men were arrested after reportedly discharging firearms early Thursday morning at a local apartment complex.

Just after midnight, authorities from the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the Lakeside Apartments after responding to a shots fired call.

Shortly after arriving, deputies reportedly heard another gunshot in close proximity to the front entrance and saw two males walking towards the townhouse sides of the complex.

After making contact with the two men, identified as Steven Patrick Burns and Shaun Duane Pressley Jr., deputies reportedly saw a magazine of a concealed handgun sticking out of Pressley’s pants.

After detaining both men, it was determined they had concealed handguns, according to the police report. Pressley claimed both guns belonged to his sister and he had given the other gun to Burns for protection, according to the report.

Both men initially denied firing their handguns, but Pressley later admitted to having fired the gun into the air, the report stated. Pressley reportedly told police he heard other gunshots and fired his own shot in the air as a warning shot towards the other suspected shooter.

Deputies defined that Pressley’s story didn’t align with the series of events and both men were taken to the Coweta County Jail where they were charged with reckless conduct and carrying a weapon without a license.

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