Culprits in 'Tree of Knowledge' shooting at large - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Culprits in 'Tree of Knowledge' shooting at large

(Source: City-Data.com) (Source: City-Data.com)
BROXTON, GA (WALB) -

A shootout in the small town of Broxton late last night left a man wounded, and police are still searching for the gunmen.

Police are not sure on what the motive behind the shooting. Neighbors said they have no clue, and they are surprised about what happened.

Roosevelt Holliman says that last night he didn't pay any attention to the gunfire outside his house. "It sound like someone was shooting firecrackers."

But it wasn't.  It was actually two men shooting at each other in area where people hang out that locals call the "Tree of Knowledge." A bystander Cornelius Fredrick was hit in the crossfire.

"When I arrived the victim was laying on the ground, and I think it was his brother applying direct pressure on his leg," said Rex Harper.

Fredrick was taken to the hospital in Coffee County and then transferred to a hospital in Savannah. Police say they came close to catching one of the gunmen, but he got away.

"Once we secured the area we cleared the house to make sure he wasn't in the house. It was determined he went through the back window and ran."

Police initially named one man, William Champ, as a suspect, but later cleared him in the case.

"Never see them over there fighting or nothing so it surprised me," said Eddie Porter.

If you have any information, call the Coffee County Non Emergency line at 912-384-7675.

Copyright  2015 WALB.  All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • P&G helps ASU students learn about sustainability

    P&G helps ASU students learn about sustainability

    Thursday, March 23 2017 6:28 AM EDT2017-03-23 10:28:34 GMT
    P&G presented the check Wednesday. (Source:WALB)P&G presented the check Wednesday. (Source:WALB)

    On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, Procter and Gamble (P&G) donated $10,000 to Albany State University’s (ASU) Global Sustainability Project. The project focuses on energy sustainability efforts taking place throughout the world and teaches students about the mass communications careers relating to global sustainability, like an environmental journalist.

    More >>

    On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, Procter and Gamble (P&G) donated $10,000 to Albany State University’s (ASU) Global Sustainability Project. The project focuses on energy sustainability efforts taking place throughout the world and teaches students about the mass communications careers relating to global sustainability, like an environmental journalist.

    More >>
  • Olympic track star Jackie Joyner-Kersee to visit Albany

    Olympic track star Jackie Joyner-Kersee to visit Albany

    Thursday, March 23 2017 12:58 AM EDT2017-03-23 04:58:05 GMT
    Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee will be in town on Thursday. (Source: WALB)Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee will be in town on Thursday. (Source: WALB)

    Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee will be in town on Thursday.

    More >>

    Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee will be in town on Thursday.

    More >>
  • Turner Job Corps gets a new operator

    Turner Job Corps gets a new operator

    Thursday, March 23 2017 12:34 AM EDT2017-03-23 04:34:18 GMT
    Management and Training Corporation (MTC) has been awarded the contract by the Department of Labor to begin operating Turner Job Corps starting in April. (Source: WALB)Management and Training Corporation (MTC) has been awarded the contract by the Department of Labor to begin operating Turner Job Corps starting in April. (Source: WALB)

    A company that formerly operated the Turner Job Corps Center has been awarded the contract to take over the training center again. 

    More >>

    A company that formerly operated the Turner Job Corps Center has been awarded the contract to take over the training center again. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly