One man was killed and another injured early Sunday morning outside a nightclub in Dalton – and police have issued warrants, charging three men in the shooting.
As of late Sunday night, only one remained at large. And police believe he is the shooter.
Mr. Juvencio Vega Garcia, 20, and Mr. Fernando Resendiz, 21, were charged with murder, according to Dalton police. Both men are being charged as accomplices in the shooting that happened outside the Las Delicias bar at 511 East Morris St., police spokesman Mr. Bruce Frazier said in news release.
Police are still searching for Mr. Orlando Ramirez, the 20-year-old man identified by investigators as the shooter, Officer Frazier said.
Investigators said Mr. Garcia, of 903 North Hamilton St., and Mr. Resendiz, of 1601 Beverly Drive, were with Mr. Ramirez before, during, and after the shooting.
Mr. Ramirez is wanted for murder and two counts of aggravated assault in the shooting that happened around 12:45 a.m., Mr. Frazier said.
“Upon arrival officers found two people with gunshot wounds,” Mr. Frazier said. “One victim was dead and the other was transported to Hamilton Medical Center.”
So far, police have not released the name of the victims and the condition of the survivor was not known late Sunday.
Mr. Ramirez, ran from the scene. He was last seen wearing a black and white checkered hooded sweatshirt.
Mr. Ramirez last known address was 209 Beulah Drive in Dalton. Police said he may be driving a burgundy or dark red two door 1995-1997 Honda Accord with black wheels. It was last seen traveling westbound on Morris Street.
Whitfield County Sheriff's deputies and troopers with the Georgia State Patrol are assisting with the search.
Police describe Mr. Ramirez as being brown-eyed, 5-foot-7 and weighing 160 pounds.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Chris Tucker at (706) 278-9085, ext. 165, or call 911.
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