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Arrest made after Valdosta man shot in head


Last night at 7:30, the Valdosta Police Department responded to a shooting the 500 block of West Street.

Samuel Sawyer had a single gunshot wound to the head, and was transported to the ER.

Huebert Heflin said that he had shot Sawyer, and officers detained him. According to witnesses, there was an ongoing dispute throughout the day between Heflin and Sawyer.

"Officers got there, they found the victim had been shot one time," said Valdosta Police Department Lieutenant Aaron Kirk. "[Sawyer was taken to South Georgia Medical Center, he's expected to make a recovery...he had injuries to one of his eyes. Because of the injuries, they transported him to a hospital up in Macon that could do some specialty work on 'em."

Heflin was taken to the Lowndes County Jail and will be charged with Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Battery, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Sawyer is expected to recover from his injuries, but Kirk said he will likely lose his sight in his left eye.

Anyone having any further information regarding this crime or any other crime is urged to contact the Valdosta Police Department at 229-293-3145 or can remain anonymous at 229-293-3091.


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