Argument between 5 people ends in deadly gunfire

The shooting followed an argument between the victim and four other people, Covington police said.
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The shooting followed an argument between the victim and four other people, Covington police said.

One person is dead after an argument between five people ended in gunfire Wednesday night in Covington, police said.

Just after 8:30 p.m., officers responded to the shooting in the 4100 block of Washington Street and found a man with a single wound to the abdomen, police spokesman Justin Stott said in a news release.

The victim, identified as Shelvis Dwayne Hillman, 40, of Covington, was taken to Piedmont Newton Hospital, where he died.

While two of the four people involved in the argument have been found, police said they have not located the shooter.

“We have developed credible leads in this case and will continue to work these leads until we locate the shooter,” Capt. Ken Malcom said.

Anyone with information about the identity of the two remaining individuals is asked to contact Detective Julie English at 770-385-2148.

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