Police seek shooting suspect

Published 5:10 pm Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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By Beth Alston


AMERICUS — Americus Police responded around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday to 609 Winn St. to a report of shots fired into a structure.

Pandora Barker told responding officers that someone had fired a shot into her residence. She gave officers a description of the vehicle she heard speed off after the shot was fired.

Officers, along with a Sumter County Sheriff’s deputy, located the vehicle a short while later on Town Creek Circle. During the investigation, the suspect has been identified as K’Darius Bartlett, age 21, of a Columbus address. This is an active investigation and warrants have been signed for Bartlett for aggravated assault, discharging of firearm on/near public highway, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of marijuana, and possession of cocaine.

Authorities are asking anyone with information on Bartlett’s whereabouts to call the Americus Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 229-924-4550, or the Americus Tip Line at 229-924-4102.