Homicide at the Woods Motel

Jonesboro, Georgia03/23/2018

On March 23, 2018, at approximately 8 p.m., as Clayton County Police officers responded to 7828 Main Street (The Woods Motel) in reference to possible fight involving an armed party, they were advised that a shooting had taken place.

Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive male who had been shot at least once.  Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services responded to the location and were unable to locate any signs of life from the male.  The victim was determined to be deceased on the scene.

Officers were initially advised that the victim had been shot by a female.  Surveillance footage from a nearby location captured the shooting and revealed that the shooter was a male.  Officers quickly realized that the male was still at the location and he was taken into custody immediately.

While officers were still on scene, a vehicle accident occurred a short distance away.  A female driver who identified herself as a family member of the victim, crashed into a nearby pole.  The female appeared to be uninjured and no other parties were injured as a result of the accident.

The investigation into this homicide is ongoing and any additional information will be provided as it becomes available.