Accident Turned Road Rage Murder on State Route 316 in Barrow County, Georgia.
BARROW COUNTY, GA - A news story published on gwinnettdailypost.com reports that the Barrow County Sheriff's Office deputies and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are looking for suspects in a potential road rage shooting that killed an Athens man and injured another.* The incident occurred along State Route 316 in Barrow County, Georgia.
The news report states that law enforcement is unsure why the possible road rage incident occurred. However, Sheriff's Office officials initially reported that a caller who dialed 9-1-1 caller stated that the incident was a potential road rage conflict.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation stated that the preliminary investigation information indicates a dark-colored sedan. The make and model are unknown at this time. However, the suspect allegedly pulled up next to the victims' vehicle and then began to open fire on the victims. Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles stated that they did not receive descriptions of suspects.
Barrow Sheriff's Office Major Ryan Sears stated the accident occurred west of Jackson Trail Road on Highway 316 at approximately 12:09 AM. The officers arrived to discover that the two men had been shot. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation from the Athens office was called in to assist with the criminal investigation at approximately 1 AM. The westbound lanes of Highway 316 were shut down at the scene of the potential road rage incident.
The Barrow County Sheriff's Office is urging the public with helpful information to contact the Barrow County Sheriff's Office or the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Athens Office or visit gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or use the "See Something, Send Something” mobile app.
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