Mitchell Co. Sheriff searches for shooting suspect

Mitchell Co. Sheriff searches for shooting suspect

MITCHELL CO., GA (WALB) - Deputies of the Mitchell County Sheriff's Office are looking for Emilio Padilla, in connection with a shooting on Christmas Eve.

Detective Robert Sellers says about 2:00AM on  December 24, several people were gathered at Baggs Ferry Road, Lot  34.

An argument took place over territory, and Padilla pulled out a gun and shot 31-year-old Gerard Louis in the lower left leg.

Padilla took off in a vehicle they found a few days later on River Road, west of Old Georgia Highway 3 around 2:30 in the afternoon.

Padilla faces aggravated assault charges. Louis was taken to the hospital by EMS.

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