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Valdosta Police arrest shooting suspect


Valdosta Police have arrested a suspect wanted for a double shooting. They had been looking for Tyson Fulton for shooting two people September 4th.

Police say Fulton shot 21-year-old Kareem Foster in the hip during an argument outside the American Legion on South Lee Street in Valdosta.

32-year-old Warren Joyce was hit in the leg. The victims were treated and released from South Georgia Medical Center. 

Fulton is wanted for two counts aggravated assault and several gun crimes. They arrested Fulton Tuesday

In a news release, VPD said that a tip came in to police about the possible whereabouts of Fulton. 

Here is the text of the release:

The Valdosta Police Department Narcotics Unit along with assistance from the Lowndes County Narcotics Unit, located Fulton at a residence in the 200 block of Windsor Street during the early evening of September 13, 2011. 

Fulton was taken into police custody without incident.  Fulton has been charged with 2 counts of aggravated assault, 1 count Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and 1 count Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Crime. 

Detectives are currently investigating the motive of the crime.  Fulton is currently being held at the Lowndes County Jail.

Anyone having any further information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Valdosta Police Department Bureau of Investigations at 229-293-3145 or call the crime tip line at 229-293-3091.


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