Valdosta Police search for shooter - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Valdosta Police search for shooter

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Valdosta Police are searching for a gunman who is on the run after they say he fired multiple shots into a home Monday night.

Investigators say an argument between the man and a woman escalated and their newborn baby was inside the home as the bullets struck.

Neighbor Lawrence McCoy says he was terrified last night after multiple gunshots rocked his Forest Meadows neighborhood. "I told them to get on the floor, I don't know what's going on but get on the floor."

Thankfully no one was injured. But it could have ended a lot worse. Police are looking for 21-year-old Charles Powell. Officials say Powell kicked down a door inside this home where he and his girlfriend, 21-year-old Jasmyne Miller, got into a fight.

The argument escalated outside where police say Powell shot a gun multiple times. Some shots hit the home where the couple's 2 month old baby was inside.

"The two month old was just an innocent victim, by stander really," said Lt. Aaron Kirk, VPD.

McCoy says he's considering moving his family out of this neighborhood. "It's a shame. I don't know what went on over there. But I don't think I'd ever be that mad to shoot at the house with my baby in it."

Officials say Powell took the victims cell phone and fled.

"Anytime a gun is involved in an altercation like this, it's very fortunate that no one was hurt," said Kirk.

Powell faces multiple charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and battery.

If you have any information on Charles Powell's location, Valdosta Police ask you to call them at 229-293-3145.

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Black history program honors history maker

    Black history program honors history maker

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 7:55 AM EST2018-02-20 12:55:07 GMT
    Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers is the longest serving airman in U.S. history. (Source: WALB)Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers is the longest serving airman in U.S. history. (Source: WALB)

    "I'm always honored but more importantly I'm humbled that folks would honor me for doing the nation's business," said Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers. History-maker Major General Retired Alfred Flowers has been in South Georgia this weekend. 

    More >>

    "I'm always honored but more importantly I'm humbled that folks would honor me for doing the nation's business," said Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers. History-maker Major General Retired Alfred Flowers has been in South Georgia this weekend. 

    More >>
  • UPDATE: Victim named in deadly Albany house fire

    UPDATE: Victim named in deadly Albany house fire

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 12:33 AM EST2018-02-20 05:33:12 GMT
    A woman was killed in an Albany fire Monday night. (Source: WALB)A woman was killed in an Albany fire Monday night. (Source: WALB)

    A woman died after a house fire on Dawson Road Monday night, according to Albany police.

    More >>

    A woman died after a house fire on Dawson Road Monday night, according to Albany police.

    More >>
  • Tifton council updates building and zoning regulations

    Tifton council updates building and zoning regulations

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 12:02 AM EST2018-02-20 05:02:20 GMT
    A 30-day moratorium has been lifted by the city of Tifton for residential building. (Source: WALB)A 30-day moratorium has been lifted by the city of Tifton for residential building. (Source: WALB)

    For the last 30 days, the city council has been updating regulations for base zoning, building locations, and lot areas and width for residential development.

    More >>

    For the last 30 days, the city council has been updating regulations for base zoning, building locations, and lot areas and width for residential development.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly