3 sought in New­ton County mur­der

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The New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice is look­ing for any tips that will lead to the ap­pre­hen­sion of three men be­lieved to be in­volved in a New­ton County mur­der Thurs­day.

Adrian Ri­cardo Brooks, 35 of New­ton County, was fa­tally wounded from a shot in the ab­domen around 8 p.m., ac­cord­ing to NCSO deputy Cort­ney Mor­ri­son. Brooks was shot in the Gum Tree neigh­bor­hood off Kirk­land Road.

Deputies ar­rived on the scene af­ter the men were re­port­edly seen flee­ing in a ve­hi­cle sim­i­lar to a white Toy­ota Camry. A “be on the look­out” was is­sued for all ve­hi­cles match­ing the vague de­scrip­tion in both New­ton and Rock­dale coun­ties, as the shoot­ing oc­curred in an area near Salem Road.

“We ar­rived on scene and im­me­di­ately had a perime­ter set up and did look for that ve­hi­cle,” Mor­ri­son said. “We have since can­vased the area and are look­ing for any wit­nesses to the in­ci­dent.”

Brooks was taken to an area hospi­tal where he was later pro­nounced dead.

Ac­cord­ing to NCSO, no mo­tive for the shoot­ing has yet been iden­ti­fied, and the case re­mains un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion per­tain­ing to this case is asked to con­tact NCSO at 678-625-1400 or by leav­ing an anony­mous tip at new­ton­sh­er­iff.org.

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