Police still looking for Rockmart shooting suspect
The Rockmart Police Department released the name of the woman who was shot while driving through an intersection in Rockmart on May 16 as they continue a search for a suspect.
According to Rockmart Police Chief Randy Turner, Stacey Holbrook of Rockmart is recovering from the lone gunshot that hit her while she was driving down College Street on Thursday afternoon. He did not immediately know her condition on Friday afternoon, but said that her family was with her.
Holbrook came to a stop in the 500 block of College Street after she was hit inside her Toyota SUV. The bullet entered her thigh, and she was stabilized by Redmond EMS officials before she was taken to a local area hospital for further treatment.
Turner said Holbrook was not the intended victim of the shooting. Police had yet to identify who was the target at the time as well as the suspect, who fled the scene and was later chased by officers to the middle of the county.
Both Rockmart police, deputies with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the Cedartown police searched the area near the Polk County Airport off Ga. 278. Police believe that the shooting suspect left their vehicle and fled on foot.
Police were continuing their search for the suspect through the weekend and at press time had yet to report any arrests. They did recover the vehicle and went over it for evidence after it was left on Airport Road.
above: Police had a section of College Street blocked off in Rockmart on Thursday afternoon, May 16 after a woman was shot in her vehicle around 1 p.m. left: K-9 units were out with handlers across the runway at the Polk County Airport on Thursday afternoon conducting a search for unknown suspects who fled from a vehicle after a chase that ended on Airport Road.
A woman was taken to the hospital after she was shot in the leg while driving down College Street in Rockmart on Thursday afternoon.