Search for Man Accused of Fatally Shooting Four People in Georgia

Sheriff’s Office Hunts for Suspect in Fatal Shooting Incident

Authorities in Henry County, Georgia, are on the lookout for a man accused of shooting and killing four individuals on Saturday morning. The suspect has been identified as Andre Longmore, a 40-year-old resident. Law enforcement believes that he is currently driving a 2017 black GMC Acadia with license plates DHF 756, though it is not his own vehicle.

The shooting was reported in Hampton, an area situated about 29 miles south of Atlanta. Hampton Police Chief James Turner stated during a news conference that the incident occurred near the Dogwood Lakes subdivision, known for its lakefront homes and proximity to a Baptist church. The victims, all adults, include three men and one woman. Currently, the authorities are withholding the names of the victims to provide their families with the opportunity to be notified.

Henry County Sheriff Reginald Scandrett issued an arrest warrant for Andre Longmore on charges of murder. In addressing the suspect directly, Sheriff Scandrett warned, “We will hunt you down in any hole you may be residing in and bring you to custody.” A reward of $10,000 has been offered by the sheriff’s office for any information leading to Longmore’s arrest. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous, according to Sheriff Scandrett, who also mentioned that his office is collaborating with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and various police departments across the Atlanta metro area to locate the suspect.

Chief Turner stated that investigators do not currently have a motive for the killings. He also mentioned that there are at least four crime scenes that are currently being investigated. Although authorities do not believe Longmore is related to the victims, this aspect is still under investigation.

During the news conference, Hampton Mayor Ann Tarpley expressed her condolences and assured the public that the person responsible for the tragic incident will be brought to justice. Mayor Tarpley asked for support for the families and victims and requested privacy during their time of grief. She praised the law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation, expressing full confidence in their ability to perform their duties and apprehend the suspect.

The public has been advised to avoid the vicinity of the incident. This shooting marks one of 382 mass shootings in the United States in 2023, as reported by the Gun Violence Archive. The archive, which shares the same definition as CNN, considers a mass shooting to be an incident involving the injury or death of four or more people, excluding the shooter.