WPPD respond to Tuesday morning shooting
The West Point Police Department is searching for an individual potentially involved in a shooting Tuesday morning that occurred in the 1400 block of 14th Street in West Point, according to West Point Police Department Captain Robert Fawley.
Police are searching for Antrevious Watkins, described as a black male in his mid-20s, between five-foot, 10-inches and six-feet tall, weighing between 185 and 205 pounds. Fawley said Watkins is from the LaGrange, West Point or Lanett area, but did not have an address.
Fawley said at about 9:26 a.m., police were made aware of the shooting and were initially told one person was shot. He said witnesses reported the suspect got into a silver four-door vehicle, leaving the scene.
Sgt. Jason Perez responded to the incident and stopped a silver four-door vehicle with three individuals who were detained. At the same time, another silver vehicle arrived with rear passage window damage. That person was detained.
Fawley said officers then went to 1405 W. 14th St., to check for victims, but found nobody injured. The investigation further found that Watkins allegedly arrived to confront a female that he had an “on again, off again” relationship with and during a dispute, pulled a firearm and fired a series of shots at two men, striking their vehicles. Watkins then left the scene.
Fawley said the LaGrange Police Department was called to assist in the search for Watkins with canines but had been unsuccessful as of Tuesday afternoon. He said Watkins should have arrest warrants by the end of the day.
Fawley said the investigation is still ongoing.
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