Valdosta Homicide Suspect Also Wanted For Recent Car Shooting

By: Valdosta Police Department Email
By: Valdosta Police Department Email

Press Release: Valdosta Police Department

An arrest warrant has been taken on Antoni Jevon Tippins a.k.a. Snapper for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon in reference to this incident.

Significant evidence collected has helped identify Tippins as the person who fired a weapon at an occupied vehicle under the overpass on July 30, 2013.

Tippins is currently wanted for murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is to be considered armed and dangerous. Do not approach him, confront him, or aid him in his attempt to elude law enforcement. If you have any information regarding Tippins whereabouts, contact your local law enforcement authorities.

The Valdosta Police Department will take all measures to criminally charge anyone hiding or aiding Tippins. The department also takes a strong stance on retaliation and will criminally charge anyone who attempts any retaliatory acts for these crimes related to Tippins.

Press Release: Valdosta Police Department

On July 30, 2013, at approximately 4:30 p.m., a victim reported that an African American male fired multiple gunshots in the direction of his vehicle, a 2001 Jeep Cherokee.

The victim stated he was in his vehicle under the overpass on Martin Luther King Drive. He stated an African American male pulled up next to him in a dark colored truck and fired multiple shots from a handgun in his direction.

The victim reported multiple shots hit his vehicle on the driver’s side but he was not stuck. The victim reported the offender immediately fled the area as he did also.

The identity of the victim is being withheld at this time as the offender is still at large and could pose a threat to the victim’s safety. VPD Detectives are working multiple leads on this case and the Valdosta Lowndes Regional Crime Laboratory are analyzing the ballistics recovered in this case.

Anyone having any information regarding this case, please immediately contact the Valdosta Police Department Bureau of Investigations at 229-293-3145 or crime tip line at 229-293-3099.

At this time, the possibility of this case being related to the homicide on West Gordon Street is being investigated but not confirmed.

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