On Sunday, May 31, 2020, at approximately 2 am, officers with Valdosta Police Department, Remerton Police Department, and the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1900 block of Baytree Place, for a subject who had been shot. When they arrived on scene, officers found the victim, a 24-year-old male, with a gunshot wound to his head. After speaking with witnesses at the scene, it was determined that the shooting occurred in the 1300 block of McArthur Drive. The victim was a passenger in a vehicle that was traveling on Baytree Road, approaching the intersection of McArthur Drive. A vehicle traveling in the same direction pulled up beside the vehicle the victim was in and fired a firearm, striking the victim.
Detectives and Crime Scene Personnel with the Valdosta Police Department responded and are investigating the case.
The victim was transported to South Georgia Medical Center for treatment, and since then has been life-flighted to a hospital in Florida. He is listed as being in critical condition.
Detectives are actively following up on leads and going through evidence that was located. The case is under investigation and anyone with any information is asked to contact the Bureau of Investigations at 229-293-3145 or call the tip line at 229-293-3091.