CORDELE, GA (WALB) - A man is in custody after an afternoon shooting in Cordele.
The call came in around 2 p.m. for a possible shooting at the intersection of Joe Wright Drive and 24th Avenue.
Cordele police say Dequwan Richards, 22, had an argument with a man and began shooting towards Joe's Meat Market.
During the shooting, a different man was hit by a stray bullet. He was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Richards was found in Montezuma about two hours later and was arrested without incident.
"I know there's a perception that nobody wants to get involved and they don't want any retaliation. But when they do stand up and say, 'Enough's enough, we're going to take going to take our community back. You're not going to come here and do these kind of things,' We immediately are able to do things that we weren't able to do because that gave us vital evidence so that we could make this arrest," said Cordele Police Chief Rob Rodriguez.
Richards is facing aggravated assault and other charges are pending further investigation.