CPD investigating shootings, 1 dead
28-year-old killed at gas station near Highway 142
Investigators with the Covington Police Department (CPD) are investigating two Tuesday evening shootings.
The first, a shooting at a gas station left one man dead.
According to a news release by CPD Public Information Officer Allan Seebaran, officers responded to the Shell station at Wheat Street and Highway 142 in reference to a person shot shortly after 8 p.m. Aug 1.
According to the release, the shooter, identified as Prince Jacobs, 34, of Stone Mountain, was at the scene and detained by officers without incident. A 9 mm handgun was also seized as evidence. The victim, identified as Terrance Nolley, 28, of Covington, was laying between his car and Jacobs’ car in the driveway entrance to the gas station from Hwy. 142.
Officers reportedly rendered aid to Nol- ley until fire and EMS personnel arrived and transported him to Piedmont Newton Hospital where, according to the release, he died.
Seebaran said based on witness statements, Jacobs and Nolley had some type of exchange of words in the parking lot of the store. Jacobs left in his vehicle and was exiting onto Highway 142 when Nolley passed him and cut him off at the exit of the parking lot, forcing him to stop.
According to the release, Nolley exited his vehicle and began yelling at Jacobs while approaching his car. The release
states that Nolley began punching Jacobs in the face through the open car window. Jacobs then shot Nolley twice.
According to the release, witness statements matched the statement of Jacobs indicating that Nolley was the primary aggressor. Both vehicles were seized and are being stored at a CPD facility for evidentiary safekeeping.
Seebaran said Jacobs was interviewed and released and is not facing any charges for the incident, which remains under investigation by the CPD Criminal Investigations Division.
Less than an hour after responding to a deadly shooting at a gas station on Highway 142, CPD responded to a shooting on Brown Street that resulted in an unidentified 28-year-old male being flown from the scene suffering from a gunshot wound to his face.
According to a news release from Seebaran, officers responded to the 2000 block of Brown Street shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday night in reference to a person shot.
When they arrived at the scene, the person who had been shot, also the suspect in a domestic violence incident was in his vehicle perpendicular to the roadway suffering from a gunshot wound to his facial area.
According to the release, the shooter, identified as Jon Winter, remained on the scene and was detained by police without incident and a .357 magnum revolver was seized as evidence.
Seebaran said based on statements received by police, the suspect went to the residence to fight with Michelle Wilkins. During the argument, Wilkins tried to get away from the suspect but he would not let her. According to the release, there was a physical altercation between the two during which the suspect pushed Wilkins into some bushes and took her cellphone.
According to the release, when Wilkins went after the suspect to get her phone back, the suspect placed her in a chokehold and dragged her to his vehicle. The suspect then reportedly got into his vehicle and began to drive away with Wilkins still in in the chokehold.
According to the release, Wilkins’ 13-yearold daughter saw what was happening and began screaming for her grandfather, stating that the suspect was trying to kill her mother. Seebaran said Jon Winters, 55, heard the screaming and exited the house with his revolver.
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