Moultrie Observer

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April 29, 2013

Victim in Sunday shooting dies

MOULTRIE — Investigators have interviewed a man in connection with a Sunday night fatal shooting, but no arrest has been made as they seek to determine the circumstances.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said that Dustin Alan Carroll, known as Dusty, was shot once in the abdomen. Carroll was shot during an incident at about 8:45 p.m. at a mobile home at 1308 Ga. Hwy. 33 S.

The mobile home is in a development with a number of other mobile homes about a mile south of U.S. Highway 319 South.

Carroll died at about 7:30 a.m. Monday at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon.

It was the fourth fatal shooting in the county in 2013. The other three were inside of Moultrie.

“We’re trying to determine what happened,” said Steve Turner, special agent in charge of the GBI’s Thomasville office. “We know there was an altercation.”

Colquitt County Sheriff’s reports listed four people, who were not identified, as witnesses to the shooting. The reports also listed four unidentified juveniles.

Children were in the home, Turner said, “but I don’t know that they saw what happened.”

The agency did not plan to file any charges on Monday, he said.

A man who answered the door at the home closest to the one where the shooting took place said that after Carroll’s death the GBI instructed him not to discuss the incident.

Hope Allen, who owns the mobile home and several others in the area, said that she did not hear a gunshot, but noticed the light of police cars some time before 9 p.m.

“It’s shocking to me,” she said of the shooting, which apparently happened outside. “Another renter called us and said there’s a shooting over there. I’m going to tell you, it’s sad.”

Kayla Samples moved into the home where the shooting took place two or three months ago, Allen said. Samples has a son that is about 4 or 5 years old.

Carroll was not on the lease, but stayed there sometimes, Allen said.

He reportedly lived at 1126 Murray McCranie Road.

“I’ve been here 12 or 13 years,” Allen said. “This is the first time anything’s happened, at least like that. It’s just a sad thing.”


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