Aggravated Assault Suspect Still on Loose

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Valdosta Police Department Release

On January 27, 2013 at approximately 1935 hours, the Valdosta Police Department responded to Carron Oak Apartments, 1515 Boone Drive, in reference to a discharge of firearms.

Officers arrived and spoke to Don Beard who indicated that an unknown African American male had come to his apartment, pulled out a handgun, and pointed it at him. Beard indicated that one of his roommates/friends grabbed a shotgun and racked it, causing the suspect to run, and get into an SUV.

Beard told officers that he grabbed the shotgun and as the SUV was leaving the parking lot, he fired one shot towards the SUV, but does not think that he hit anything. Officers were not able to locate the SUV. No one inside the apartment was hurt during the incident. The offender was described as an African American male, approximately 6’3” with a heavyset build. No further information is available at this time.

Anyone having any further information regarding this crime or any other crime is urged to contact the Valdosta Police Department at 229-293-3145 or can remain anonymous at 229-293-3091.


Aggravated Assault

1515 Boone Drive, Apartment B-8, Valdosta


Victim: Don Beard, African American male, 19 years of age

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