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Kirkland Road shooting

Photo by Howard Reed

Photo by Howard Reed

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office has few leads in connection with the shooting of a man in his Kirkland Road home Saturday afternoon.

NCSO spokesman Lt. Tyrone Oliver said deputies were alerted to the incident around 5:30 p.m. while the victim was en route to the hospital. Family members or friends were driving him to a hospital when they called 911 and were advised to pull over and wait for an ambulance. Deputies located the injured man in a vehicle in Salem Square shopping center.

"We discovered the original conflict was on Kirkland Road at 1774-A," Oliver said. "The victim was at home when three or four black males came and knocked on the door. He went to the door and evidently let them in as there was no sign of forced entry. Some kind of disagreement took place and multiple shots were fired."

Oliver said the 30-year-old victim was transported to an Atlanta area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Oliver said a quantity of drugs were found in the house and it is believed the shooting was drug-related.

There was also a woman and a child at the home at the time of the shooting, and charges unrelated to the shooting have been filed against the woman.

Jamecia Mack, 26, of 1774-A Kirkland Road was arrested and charged with possession of firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, cruelty to children in the third degree and maintaining a disorderly house.

Oliver said anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the NCSO at 678-625-1400. Tips can be given to the NCSO anonymously at 678-625-5007 or through their Web site at www.newtonsheriffga.org and clicking on "anonymous tips." Those who want a response from NCSO personnel should leave contact information.