Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Killing in Hephzibah; Suspect on the Run in Victim's Truck!
Two people were shot around 7 p.m. tonight at 2292 Plantation Rd., in Hephzibah. Authorities were called to the scene and found a man shot in the face and his wife dead from at least one gunshot wound.
No names have been released. The man was taken to MCG where he is currently being treated.
Investigators have learned the following:
o The suspect rode to the couples house on a small BMX style bike, dark blue. The bike was too small for the suspect.
o After a brief conversation, the suspect pulled a gun, at which time the male victim struggled with the suspect.
o The suspect shot the male in the face, at which time he fell to the floor and “played dead”.
o The suspect then shot the man’s wife at least one time.
o The suspect rummaged through the residence taking several items, to include a new model “big-screen television”
o The suspect then left the scene in the victim’s pick-up truck.
Here is a description of the suspect: Black Male, 18 to 20 years old, slender but muscular, 5-05 to 5-09 in height, low cut but bushy hair, no shirt, blue jeans, wearing four to five gold necklaces with medallions.
Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet C1500 pick-up truck, Z71, white in color, no tint on windows, factory wheels, chrome hand rails around the bed, chrome toolbox in the bed, with Georgia Tag 904 TJL. A photo of the same model truck is pictured here.
"The suspect is believed to reside nearby, due to riding a bicycle to the scene," said Lt. Scott Peebles.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at 706-821-1080 or the tip line at 866-939-5050. A reward will be offered, though a dollar amount is not yet specified. Callers may remain anonymous.