Paulding County investigators are working to piece together what happened at a Mill Road home before a man was shot dead and another was stabbed and critically injured early Sunday morning.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Victims ID’d after stabbing, fatal shooting at Paulding home

A man is dead and another was critically injured Sunday morning after they were involved in an argument at a Paulding County home, authorities said. 

Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in the 30 block of Mill Lane outside Dallas. When the call went out just before 4 a.m., a trooper in the area saw a vehicle run a stop sign, sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ashley Henson told AJC.com.

“He wasn’t sure if it was a drunk driver or maybe someone fleeing the shooting,” he said. 

The trooper pulled behind the vehicle near a Walmart on Marietta Highway, and the driver “fell out of the vehicle bleeding,” Henson said. The man, identified as Jeremy Weatherspoon, 27, had been stabbed.

A trooper was following a vehicle from a shooting scene in Paulding County early Sunday morning when a stabbing victim fell out of the vehicle, bleeding. (Photo: Paulding County Sheriff’s Office) 

He was taken to an area hospital and was in serious condition Monday morning. 

At the home on Mill Lane, deputies found 25-year-old Chad Thomas, who had died after suffering “multiple gunshot wounds,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement Monday.

Investigators believe the two men were the only ones involved in the incident. They are not looking for additional suspects at this time.

“Two men were involved in an altercation,” Henson said. “One shot the other, and the other one got stabbed.”

Henson said deputies were working to collect evidence and speak with other adults in the home who may have witnessed something. 

“We're still trying to figure it out,” he said. 

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