Georgia Bureau of Investigation Responding To Shooting That Left 1 Dead, More Injured

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ADEL, Georgia – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called to assist with an investigation into a shooting with multiple victims.

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, around 12:50 a.m., the Adel Police Department was dispatched to shots fired at “The Stage” located at 105 West First Street in Adel. Officers arrived on the scene and found a large crowd fleeing the area. Officers located Deshone Pierce, 19 years of age, in the parking lot of a nearby business with a gunshot wound. Officers were then dispatched to a nearby convenience store, where a second gunshot victim, Emmanuel Whitehead, 18 years of age, was located. A juvenile was later identified as a third gunshot victim. Pierce was transported to South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, Georgia, and then onto Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. Whitehead was pronounced deceased at South Georgia Medical Center and will be transported to the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office in Macon for autopsy. The juvenile victim suffered a minor injury and was treated and released.

The investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Adel Police Department at (229) 896-2224 or the GBI Douglas office at (912) 389-4103.

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