Carroll County

Police say man shot to death in front of metro Atlanta bar

VILLA RICA, Ga. — Police say a man was shot an killed outside a bar in Villa Rica early Saturday morning.

Villa Rica police said they were called to reports of a shooting outside the Watering Hole Bar around 12:10 a.m. Saturday.

Officers found the victim in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to the chest. The victim was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name has not been released as relatives are being notified.

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Police determined that the victim and the suspect, 25-year-old Brannon Shirley, had been in a fight that led to the shooting.

Shirley left the scene but later turned himself in. He’s been charged with felony murder, malice murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Shirley is being held at the Carroll County jail.

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