MORE: Argument between 5 people ends in deadly gunfire
Preston’s charges stem from an April 3 incident that began as an argument between five people, AJC.com previously reported. Officers responded to the shooting in the 4100 block of Washington Street about 8:30 p.m. and found a man with a single wound to the abdomen, police spokesman Justin Stott said soon after the shooting.
The victim, identified as Shelvis Dwayne Hillman, 40, of Covington, was taken to Piedmont Newton Hospital, where he died.
Two of the four people involved in the argument were found, but police were not able to locate the alleged gunman immediately. Warrants were obtained for Preston’s arrest on April 11.
We are working to learn more.
In other news:
Police said a trooper was on Spring String near 5th Street when a black Dodge Challenger pulled ahead of him around 3:40 a.m. and drove the wrong way. When the trooper tried to chase the Challenger, the driver pulled onto I-75-85 south, police said.