UPDATE: Suspect identified in Warner Robins bar shooting
UPDATE: Warner Robins Police are looking for 26 year old Travis Bernard Thomas Jr. in connection to the shooting. He is wanted for 2 counts of murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, 2 counts of aggravated assault.
If you know his whereabouts please contact Det. Shane Mann at 478-302-5381 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.
WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Two men are dead after a shooting broke out early Thursday morning at a Warner Robins bar.
It happened at the Jus One More on Russell Parkway.
Officers from the Warner Robins Police Department believe a fight broke out around 1 a.m., just before someone began shooting.
The crime tape blocked off nearly the entire shopping center, but it couldn’t block what happened from Kristi Clarke’s mind.
“When I first got here this morning the whole shopping center was closed off. They wouldn’t even let me come in. I was shocked to hear it,” said Clarke. “I mean this area is a really good neighborhood you know?”
The Warner Robins Police Department says 24 year old Kenny Odel Hart Jr. and 26 year old Jabrial Odeal Adams were shot and killed at Jus One More Bar on Russell Parkway early Thursday morning.
“Yea, that’s incredibly sad,” said Clarke.
Clarke works at Bliss Hair Salon near where the shooting happened.
“I feel very safe here,” said Clarke. “This is a great area, great neighborhood.”
A fight led to both me getting shot in the chest.
“I think what happened last night can happen anywhere,” said Clarke. “I think when there’s lots of people and alcohol involved anything can happen.”
Warner Robins Mayor Randy Toms was at the scene to support his officers.
“Just to let them know I know they have a tough job and what they’re doing in an instance like this is not fun, and also to just let them know thanks for what they’re doing,” said Toms.
Toms says when two young men die, it’s a tragedy that he hopes the city can work to prevent.
“What’s happening in our community, I want to see things like this stopped,” said Toms. “And again, not just in Warner Robins. We’ve got to do better than that in this nation.”
Clarke hopes we can do the same.
“So yeah, I was shocked, and it’s a tragedy,” said Clarke.
A suspect has not been identified and the case is currently under investigation.
Anyone with additional information on this case should contact Det. Shane Mann at 478-302-5378 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.