Daijon Tyes
Photo: Union City Police Department
Photo: Union City Police Department

Police seek suspect in movie set shooting that injured security guard 

Union City police took out a warrant for a man they believe was part of a trio involved in a shooting that sent a security guard working on a movie set to the intensive care unit. 

Police are looking for Daijon Tyes, 18, in connection with the shooting, spokesman Officer Jerome Turner said in a news release Wednesday. Tyes, who is described as armed and dangerous, is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

The two other suspects were not named. 

MORE: Security guard in ICU after being shot while working on movie set in Union City

The shooting happened Friday at the Citizen Lanes Bowling Alley on Goodson Connector Road, officials said. 

Tomesha Brown, 28, was hit when the men fired at the movie set, her mother, Suzette Brown, said.

“For this to happen is just so unfair,” she told Channel 2 Action News.  

Tomesha Brown
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Brown was working as a security guard for a movie being filmed at the bowling alley, the woman’s mother said. She had just arrived to work when the shooting happened, her mother said.

“Then you’re in a situation where you can’t even work on your job because somebody is trying to kill you,” Suzette Brown said. 

According to surveillance video, three young men walked through the bowling alley parking lot. A production crew member told them the parking lot was off limits, Channel 2 reported. 

One of the three men fired at the movie set after a production crew member told him the parking lot was off limits.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

The men then walked off the property toward a treeline, but one of them started shooting and Brown was caught in the gunfire. 

The movie production was shut down Monday after the shooting happened, Channel 2 reported.

Anyone with information on Tyes’ whereabouts is asked to contact Union City Police Department Detective G. Nelson at 770-515-7835 or via email at gnelson@unioncityga.org.

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