Person of interest in Douglasville double shooting found

Person of interest in Douglasville double shooting found

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Douglasville Police Department
Demarcus Almond is a person of interest in a double shooting in Douglasville on Thursday, police said.
  • Story Highlights
  • Demarcus Almond is accused of shooting Darius Campbell multiple times.
  • Campbell broke into a residence armed with a rifle, police said.
  • Authorities said Almond shot Campbell in self-defense.

A 24-year-old man considered a person of interest in a double shooting in Douglasville has been found, police said Friday.

Few details have been released about how authorities found the man.


The search for Demarcus Almond began about 10:45 a.m. Thursday when he allegedly shot 35-year-old Darius Campbell multiple times. Campbell, police said, broke into a residence in the 8300 block of Hollis Street in Douglasville armed with a rifle. 

Police said Almond shot in self-defense. Another resident, 25-year-old Danielle Smith, was also shot.

Smith, who was hit once in the leg, was treated and released from a local hospital. Campbell remains in the hospital, according to police.

Douglasville police located Almond after releasing details that he was last seen driving a gray convertible Ford Mustang with an Atlanta Falcons tag WRJ800. The car was also found, police said Friday.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Detective Hickman at 678-293-1723 or hickmand@douglasvillega.gov.

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