Authorities have announced that the man accused of a deadly shooting in an Atlanta suburb has been killed after a two-day manhunt. The suspect, identified as 40-year-old Andre Longmore, was shot and killed during a confrontation with police on Sunday afternoon.
According to Hampton Police Chief James Turner, the tragic incident took place in Hampton, a city located approximately 35 miles south of Atlanta, at around 10:45 a.m. on Saturday. Longmore is accused of shooting and killing four individuals during the incident. The shocking mass shooting prompted an intensive manhunt for the suspect, with the sheriff’s office offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to his capture. Sheriff Reginald Scandrett emphasized their determination to bring the suspect to justice, stating, “We will hunt you down in any hole that you may be residing in and bring you into custody.”
During a press conference, Sheriff Scandrett announced that Longmore was killed during a confrontation with law enforcement on Sunday afternoon. The shootout resulted in injuries to a sheriff’s deputy and a Clayton County police officer. The sheriff expressed gratitude for the efforts of all those involved in the manhunt and assured the community that they can now breathe a little easier knowing that the alleged shooter is off the streets. The incident serves as a reminder of the dangers faced by law enforcement officers in the line of duty.
The motive behind the shooting and the relationship between the suspect and the victims have not been disclosed at this time. Authorities are continuing their investigation to determine the circumstances that led to the tragic incident.
As the investigation into the Hampton shooting continues, authorities are urging anyone with information related to the incident to come forward. The cooperation of the community is crucial in ensuring a thorough investigation and bringing justice to the victims and their families.