Cov­ing­ton man dead after quadru­ple Henry shoot­ing

5 ar­rests made in case so far

The Covington News - - NEWS - JACKIE GUTKNECHT jgutknecht@cov­news.com

All par­ties in­volved were af­fil­i­ated with each other in some way. This is a very ac­tive in­ves­ti­ga­tion and we are pre­par­ing for pros­e­cu­tion..”

— Henry County news re­lease

A Cov­ing­ton man was killed dur­ing a quadru­ple shoot­ing in Henry County Thurs­day, Oct. 27.

Ac­cord­ing to Henry County Coroner Don­ald Cleve­land, the de­ceased were iden­ti­fied as Keith Gib­son, 29, of Cov­ing­ton; Matthew James Hicks, 18, of McDonough; Sophia Bullard, 20, of Thoma­son; and Destiney Olinger, 20, of Jack­son. Olinger — is re­port­edly be­ing treated at Grady Memo­rial Hospi­tal. The vic­tims all suf­fered gun­shot wounds.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred at a home at the 600 block of Moc­casin Gap Road in McDonough. Olinger is re­port­edly the grand­daugh­ter of the home­own­ers.

Five ar­rests have been made in the case thus far, ac­cord­ing to a me­dia re­lease from the Henry County Po­lice Depart­ment (HCPD) Cap­tain Joey Smith, com­man­der of the in­ter­nal af­fairs di­vi­sion.

Two sus­pects were iden­ti­fied ini­tially. Dur­ing the process to lo­cate the sus­pects, three other in­di­vid­u­als who had in­for­ma­tion or were in­volved in the in­ci­dent have also been iden­ti­fied and ar­rested.

Sus­pect Matthew James Hicks Baker Jr., 19, of McDonough; and Sus­pect Ja­cob Cole Kosky, 22, of McDonough; were ar­rested and charged with three counts of mur­der along with ad­di­tional felonies.

The three ad­di­tional peo­ple have been iden­ti­fied as Ja­cob Wil­liams, 18, of McDonough; Kayla Head, 21, of McDonough; and Brooke Knight, 19, of Lo­cust Grove. Wil­liams, Head and Knight were all charged with ob­struc­tion of a po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“Spe­cific de­tails of this in­ci­dent can­not be re­leased to pre­serve the in­tegrity of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion,” ac­cord­ing to the re­lease. “All par­ties in­volved were af­fil­i­ated with each other in some way. This is a very ac­tive in­ves­ti­ga­tion and we are pre­par­ing for pros­e­cu­tion.”

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