GORDON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A man police and GBI agents were searching for, spoke with officers over the weekend about what he saw during a recent fatal shooting, said Gordon Police Chief Mike Hall.
Police, GBI agents and Wilkinson County Sheriff Office deputies searched for Michael Jones, who is believed to be a witness when Taurus Javon Lewis was shot and killed, said Hall.
Jones of Gordon, is known around the city as “Mo-Jo” and police say he drove the silver Nissan Altima, into the driveway of 29-year-old Jeffrey King's home, located at 110 Burney Road on Thursday night.
The police chief says Lewis, Monteigaus Tyler, both 37, and Jones were in the Altima, when it pulled in directly behind King's blue Crown Victoria.
"[Lewis] approached King's vehicle with a weapon,” said Hall.
King told police he was able to reach for a gun from his vehicle and fired multiple shots in self defense.
When police arrived at King's home they found Lewis' body on the ground. He had been shot multiple times, said Hall.
Witnesses told police, Tyler ran away from the scene to a nearby mobile home on Burney Road, added the police chief.
Officers found Tyler hiding out at 121 Burney Road.
“He was arrested on an outstanding warrant for probation violation out of Jones County,” said Hall.
Jones drove away in the Altima, after the shooting and eluded police until he contacted an officer, said the police chief.
No charges have been filed in the incident.
GBI, Wilkinson County Sheriff's Office and Gordon Police are continuing to investigate the fatal shooting.