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Cops: Man chases ex, her new boyfriend and shoots at them in Decatur

Decatur police are searching for a 23-year-old South Georgia man accused of shooting at his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend Sunday morning.

The couple was leaving a hotel on Church Street shortly before 11 a.m. when they saw Rickeyon Jenkins, 23, of Baxley, according to a news release.

He had a gun and fired toward them, prompting them flee in their car, police said. He allegedly pursued and continued to fire, hitting the car and also ramming it with his own vehicle, an early 2000s Mercury Grand Marquis.


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They had lost him by the time they reached East College Avenue and called 911. 

“Officers observed damage to the victim’s vehicle consistent with gunshots and also recovered physical evidence at the original scene on Church Street,” the news release said. “Neither of the victims were physically injured.”

Jenkins is charged with aggravated assault.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts or the case was asked to contact mark.hensel@decaturga.com or 678-553-6687. Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta can also take information at 404 577-8477 and allows callers to remain anonymous.


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