As authorities search for a man accused of robbing a bank and shooting a woman twice, relatives in Dawson can't believe 35-year-old Lashawn Moore is the prime suspect.
Investigators from several agencies in at least two counties worked to track down Moore Thursday, who they say robbed the PeoplesSouth Bank on Westover Boulevard in Albany Wednesday morning.
The Dawson native is also accused of shooting his girlfriend, 30-year-old Krystal Jackson in their home on Bennington Lane Tuesday. Police said it wasn't reported until nearly 24 hours later.
Albany police said the two have a young child together. That child was with relatives when the shooting happened.
They are still investigating why the shooting wasn't immediately reported.
Jackson was taken to the hospital, but had not been released Thursday.
Neighbors said the two kept to themselves.
"I'm the type of person that would like to speak to everyone," said neighbor Everett Perry. "So when they would be going in or coming out I would blow my horn and they would wave and that was about it. But never carried on any type of conversation."
Perry says Jackson and Moore moved into their quiet, but social neighborhood about two months earlier.
"Up until this incident we never really had any problems over here in this area," said Perry. "[It] felt very safe."
Other neighbors identified Moore as the person in the bank robbery surveillance pictures.
Lashawn Moore has a lengthy criminal history in Dougherty County.
Four years ago, Moore was arrested for an armed robbery at a Family Dollar. Those charges were ultimately dismissed.
In 2008, he was housed by the federal government on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, which was also dismissed.
In 2006, he was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Moore was last seen driving a dark gray Nissan Altima.
Anyone with information is urged to call 911 or CrimeSTOPPERS at 436-TIPS.
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