A shootout in the Cedar Creek neighborhood this morning left one person dead and two more injured, according to Athens-Clarke County police.
At about 7 a.m., the suspect—identified as Quincy Davis, 44—arrived at the victims’ residence on Ponderosa Drive and forced a female victim, who was leaving for work, into the house. The suspect then held the woman at gunpoint. Davis and a man who lives in the house exchanged gunfire, according to ACCPD.
When police arrived at 7:28 a.m., the suspect was dead and the two victims were injured with gunshot wounds. The victims were taken to Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.
Geoffrey Gilland, ACCPD public information officer, said Davis and the female victim had a previous relationship.
Two other residents were present and were interviewed by police, according to a Facebook post from District 8 Commissioner Andy Herod in the neighborhood Facebook group. A total of four people—two men and two women—live in the house.
Some Cedar Creek residents were concerned about whether the shooting was an active threat to the community and nearby Hilsman Middle School. According to the press release, there was never a wider threat.