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22-year-old was shot in chest after argument

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Pelham police are looking for a gunman who shot a man in the chest over the weekend after an argument.

They say he also held a driver gunpoint to make his getaway, and they want your help to put him behind bars.

The shooting happened in the 400-block of Love street where 22-year-old Christopher Edwards was shot around Saturday morning.

"The bullet penetrated his lung and went through his body," said Chief Inv. Rod Williams, Pelham Police Department.

Police say four men were driving down Love Street in a car, two of them got into an argument, the driver pulled over and shots were fired.

"Through the course if the investigation we found out edwards was shot by William Vicks AKA: Mark Eason," said Williams

Officers say Vicks also tried to shoot another person in the car as he ran away.

"After Vicks shot edwards he also fired the gun at another individual then held a third individual at gunpoint," said Willaims.

He held the driver at gunpoint and drove to this area on East Railroad Street.

"They got into a short chase with the vehicle, the car pulled behind a house and there, vicks bailed out of the car, by the time officers got to the car he had already got out of the car and ran," said Williams.

Doris Hamonds lives two doors down from where the shooting happened.

"I didn't her anything about a fight our shooting going on," said Doris Hamonds, Pelham.

She said this morning she got word the shooter was someone she knew.

"Yea, that's my cousin, that's my cousins son, I ain't never know him to shoot nobody," said Hamonds.

But she says she's not surprised.

"There's no surprise to me what they doing, because they're always in trouble," said Hamonds.

Police say Vicks does have a lengthy record and they need him off the streets, before someone else gets hurt.

Pelham police told us William Vicks has family in Moultrie and Grady County.

If you've seen him or know where he is, call Pelham police at (229) 294-6000.


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