1 person killed, 3 injured in Emanuel County shoot-out

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Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 10:35 PM EDT
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SWAINSBORO, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - An altercation in Swainsboro led to a shoot-out that killed one person and injured three.

Police Chief Randy Ellison said that around 6 p.m. Monday, officers got a call to investigate gunshots with injuries at an address on Williams Street.

Arriving officers found one person on the ground face-up and started performing CPR while the ambulance was on the way, Ellison said.

That patient was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:53 p.m., according to Ellison. The Emanuel County Coroner’s Office identified him as 19-year-old Eric Foreman.

Meanwhile, other shooting victims showed up at the hospital on their own with various injuries in the leg and lower abdomen.

One patient with a serious leg injury was flown to a hospital in Augusta. Two others were taken to Augusta by ground ambulance.

After interviewing multiple people, officers learned there had been a argument. One group left the scene and came back armed and began shooting, according to Ellison. The other group returned fire, he said.

Police found multiple empty rounds of three calibers, indicating they were from different guns.

Ellison said officers have identified as a person of interest in the case, and the investigation remains very active.

Ellison said he’s grateful for the assistance his agency received from Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office and East Georgia State College police.