VPD: Intoxicated Man Didn't Realize He Had Been Shot

By: VPD Release
By: VPD Release

Valdosta, Georgia - January 3, 2012 -

On December 31, 2011 at approximately 1306 hours, the Valdosta Police Department responded to the South Georgia Medical Center in reference to a gunshot victim. Officers arrived and spoke to Larry Wimberly who advised that at approximately 3am, he was walking home from the American Legion Nightclub and as he was walking past the Hudson Dockett Housing Complex, 807 S. Fry Street, he heard arguing and then several gunshots. Wimberly stated that he ducked down, but did not see anyone in the area. Wimberly told officers that he was intoxicated and did not realize that he had been shot in the right shoulder until he woke up at around noon and saw the blood on his shirt. A Detective from the Valdosta Police Department Persons Crime Unit responded to the hospital to investigate. Wimberly could not remember exactly where he was when the incident occurred and believes that he was not the intended target. The bullet grazed Wimberly’s shoulder and he was treated and released.

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.


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  • by Georgia Boy Location: Cairo on Jan 4, 2012 at 04:07 AM
    This old boy had better at least slow down on drinking if his brain has been so damaged he doesn't even know when he's been shot.
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      by I agree.... on Jan 4, 2012 at 06:23 AM in reply to Georgia Boy
      ....and something in my gut tells me this person was intentionally shot. Someone arguing, or someone yelling at him and he's too drunk to realize it?
  • by wandering Location: somewhere on Jan 3, 2012 at 08:42 AM
    I had read once that our saviors were going to put a fence and CCTV cameras around this penal colony. Did that ever happen?
  • by George Location: valdosta on Jan 3, 2012 at 08:30 AM
    This is why shooting on new years need to be banned for good of all citizens!
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      by Uuumm George on Jan 3, 2012 at 11:03 AM in reply to George
      Uuuum, George, it is already illegal to discharge a firearm there. Problem is that laws only effect law abiding citizens. Which are not in the majority within that area.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 3, 2012 at 07:18 AM
    Thank go for alcohol!!
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