WARNER ROBINS -- Police were searching for a suspect Wednesday after a shooting in the northern part of the city that caused four nearby schools to briefly tighten security.
Police have identified Ken Solomon, 22, of Warner Robins, as the man they believe shot Lacourtney Chester, 22, of Warner Robins, at about 12:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Wendan Way, according to a police news release.
Warrants for aggravated assault, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime have been issued against Solomon in connection with the shooting, the release stated.
Chester was found in the street with a single gunshot wound to the abdomen, according to police spokeswoman Tabitha Pugh. He was transported to The Medical Center of Central Georgia and was in stable condition, the release stated.
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Linda Horne, assistant superintendent for school operations for Houston County schools, said Northside High, Westside Elementary, Parkwood Elementary and Lindsey Elementary schools were put on code yellow status for about 20 minutes immediately following the shooting. The status meant students were restricted to their classrooms, and -- unlike a code red -- instruction continued.
Witnesses on the scene declined to talk to reporters.
Anyone with information about the incident or Solomon’s whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Meredith Edwards at (478) 929-6911. Information also may be submitted by texting the tip to CRIMES (274637) and including the keyword WRPD in the body of the text.