Coweta County

Man followed woman, shot her on I-85 after she cut him off, investigators say

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. — A man is now in custody after investigators say he followed a woman, then shot her along Interstate 85 in a possible case of road rage.

The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting happened Tuesday somewhere between the Newnan and the Fairburn exits around 5:45 a.m.

“I think it was road rage, something like that, not a random shooting on the interstate,” said Toby Nix with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

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Investigators said the victim and the man under arrest, DeAnthony Clark, worked at Hello Fresh, a meal boxing and delivery company in Newnan.

Even though the suspect and victim worked at the same facility, authorities said they don’t believe the two knew each other.


When they were leaving an overnight shift early Tuesday morning, the victim may have unknowingly cut in front of Clark as they left the parking lot.

“We believe she didn’t know what she did to anger him. He was angry about something that happened in the parking lot, followed up up the interstate and shot her,” Nix said.

The gunman fired at least two shots at the woman’s car and one bullet hit her in the back. Paramedics rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital where she underwent surgery to remove the bullet.

The victim’s name has not been released. Her mother told investigators that she is out of the ICU.