West Lake shooting

By: Tom Campbell Email
By: Tom Campbell Email

February 18, 2008

COLUMBIA CTY., Ga--A police officer fired shots at a suspected car burglar early Monday morning in West Lake subdivision, the gated area between Stevens Creek and Fury's Ferry Roads.

It happened around 6 a.m.

Medical College of Georgia officer Pete Barbara says he came out of his home and saw a man in his vehicle.

Barbara told deputies the man pulled a gun and started firing. He believes he struck the man's gun and may have injured his right hand or arm.

Deputies then found out several other vehicles had been broken into this morning in that area. They think the gun the suspect used was stolen from one of the other vehicles.

Officers think the man may have escaped through the woods.

Officers responding to the area searched many vehicles Monday morning as they attempted to find the suspect.


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  • by Lisa on Feb 19, 2008 at 01:58 PM
    WELL,what I would like to know is have you interviewed everyone in West Lake to see if they ever felt vulnerable? How do you come to the conclusion that everyone is a snob that has money? I am quite sure there are some very nice people who are both rich in spirit and rich in the bank. I imagine even some of them might volunteer and help those in need, possibly even someone related to the man who shot at the security guard. And...some of them might actually be better than you...just food for thought!
  • by stacy Location: augusta on Feb 19, 2008 at 06:45 AM
    See all those stuck up people who live over there feel that no on can get to them. But you have to be careful where ever you may live. Just because you live in WestLake doesn't mean your are untouchable. I know a few people that live in that neighborhood and they turn their nose down to people who aren't living like them. See you should never judge others who don't have as much as you because they can be rich in spirit. That is more than the amount of $$ you may have or the house you live in. Money doesn't make you better than others.
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