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Shooting at America’s Best Value at Exit 41. Women Fighting for Life, Male Suspect at Large

Original Call Dispatched as Unknown Problem - Person Down

Just before 12:15 AM, Coweta County 911 received a call from employees of America’s Best Value Inn, stating that they had a guest report to them that they had heard a “pop, pop, pop” sound and a female asking for help.

Coweta County Fire Department units and Coweta County Sheriff’s Office units were dispatched to the scene.

Upon arriving to the scene, Deputies could hear a woman calling for help and entered the room. Inside the room, they found a woman that had multiple gunshot wounds.

The female victim was stabilized and transported to the Newnan Coweta Airport where she was picked up by Life Flight and is headed to a trauma center in Atlanta.

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Suspect Left the Scene on Foot

Deputies investigating the shooting were able to determine that the suspect left the scene on foot prior to law enforcement being dispatched, headed in the direction of Highway 29.

Deputies have been canvassing the area and believe they have located the suspect within a room at the Red Carpet Inn, which is across the street from the original shooting scene.

SWAT has been activated and is en route to the scene to apprehend the suspect safely. 

Updates

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Update

1:49 AM 5/11/2022

Confirmation that the suspect is believed to be inside a room at the Red Carpet Inn, guests of the surrounding rooms are being evacuated and SWAT and their armored vehicle have arrived on the scene.

1:57 AM 5/11/2022

Medical units have been dispatched to the scene, per normal practice, to stage for the conclusion of SWAT activities.

2:38 AM 5/11/2022

CCSO Deputies have shut down traffic going both ways on Hwy 29 South in front of the Red Carpet Inn.

A CCSO Officer Blocks Traffic on South Hwy 29

2:41 AM 5/11/2022

SWAT has approached the suspected room with an armored Bearcat.

SWAT Officers approach room occupied by suspect Timothy Washington

2:43 AM 5/11/2022

SWAT officers are using the Bearcats PA system to demand the suspect, named Timothy Washington, to come to the door with empty hands.

3:14 AM 5/11/2022

The suspect, Timothy Washington, has come to the door and is now being taken into custody by the SWAT team.

Video of the arrest can be seen here.

The Suspect exits the room, hands in the air.

3:27 AM 5/11/2022

The suspect is in custody and the SWAT team has cleared the room. Traffic is now being allowed to flow again on Hwy 29 South.

6:53 AM 5/11/2022

The CCSO has confirmed the suspect will be booked on the following charges:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Aggravated Battery
  • Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Misdemeanor obstruction

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