Valdosta shooting suspect turns himself in to AL police

Valdosta shooting suspect turns himself in to AL police

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - A man Valdosta Police say fired shots at three people inside an apartment building in Valdosta turned himself in to authorities in Alabama Friday morning.

Jabe Hepburn, 23, was taken into custody in Evergreen, AL, and will be extradited to Valdosta. Investigators said arrest warrants have been signed in Lowndes County on Hepburn for three counts of aggravated assault, one count of possession of a firearm during a the commission of a crime and three counts of home invasion in the first degree.

Police believe Hepburn was arguing with his ex-girlfriend inside an apartment in the Spring Chase apartment complex on Norman Drive. Another woman and a man were also inside at the time. They locked themselves in a bathroom and that's when police say Hepburn shot at them.

"Two of the vicitims may have had some injuries from fragments of the door that was shot through, may have struck them," said Valdosta Police Department Lieutenant Aaron Kirk. "I guess apparently at that time he decided he would leave, so he fled the area. Witnesses saw him get into a vehicle."

None of the victims were actually shot, nor did they sustain any serious injuries. Kirk added that the victims in the assault were familiar with Hepburn, and the incident appeared to be domestic related.

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