A man was shot to death late Friday night in Spalding County, and investigators are searching for the 30-year-old man they believe killed him.
So far, police have not released the name of the victim and they have declined to release the motive for the shooting, which they said happened around 10 p.m. at the suspect’s home on Camden Road. It’s also unclear why the victim was shot at the suspect’s home and whether or not the suspect and the victim knew each other.
Shortly after 10 p.m., deputies responded to 166 Camden Road after getting a call about a person shot, according to the Spalding County Sheriff's Office. Deputies arrived to find the victim in the driveway of the home and notified emergency medical personnel who arrived to transport the victim to Spalding Regional Hospital, the sheriff's spokesman Capt. Tony Ranieri said in a news release. The victim died at the hospital a short time later, he said.
Investigators began interviewing witnesses at the scene and were able to identify the suspect as Kendrick Monquell Cheeves, 30, of 166 Camden Road, Capt. Ranieri said. The suspect is a black man who stands at 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds, deputies said.
He was gone by the time deputies arrived at scene and investigators have issued warrants, charging him with felony murder and aggravated assault, the captain said. It's unclear if he has any prior arrests.
It’s also unclear in which direction the suspect fled and whether or not he left in a vehicle. Investigators said they have no information on where the suspect may be headed.
Anyone with information of the whereabouts of Cheeves is asked to contact the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office at (770) 467-4282 or 911. Investigators are asking that anyone who spot Cheeves do not approach him as he is considered armed and dangerous.