Valdosta man arrested after shot fired, assault

The incident started as a dispute over money.
The incident started as a dispute over money.(Lowndes Co. Sheriff)
Published: Sep. 1, 2021 at 11:00 AM EDT
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VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - About 3 p.m. on Tuesday, officers with Valdosta Police Department (VPD) responded to Magnolia Square Apartments on North Ashley Street after a 911 call from a man that said he had been hit in the head with a metal object and shot at.

Upon arrival, the victim told officers a man, later identified as Antonio Lilley, had hit him in the head and shot at him, without hitting him, in a dispute about money.

Officers processed the scene and collected evidence that corroborated the victim’s account of events, according to VPD.

A short while later, Lilley was found and detained.

Lilley was arrested and taken to Lowndes County Jail where he was charged with felony aggravated assault, battery and felony possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

“We are proud of these officers for quickly getting this violent offender off of the streets,” said VPD Capt. Scottie Johns.

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