No arrests yet in PTC condo shooting

Fri, 01/23/2009 - 1:39pm
By: Ben Nelms

$1,000 reward offered by police

Thirty-six year-old Philip Shawn Curl sustained non-life threatening injuries at a 1024 Ridgefield Drive residence Thursday morning after being shot by a man who fled the home on foot, police said. Peachtree City Police investigating the shooting are speaking with multiple individuals in relation to the shooting and the suspect seen running in an easterly direction. No arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation.

Curl was flown by helicopter to Atlanta Medical Center for a gunshot wound to his abdomen, said Peachtree City Police spokesperson Rosanna Dove. Curl is currently recovering from the non-life threatening wound, Dove said.

Peachtree City Police Thursday afternoon spoke with a person of interest in the shooting incident. The unidentified man came to the police department within a few hours of the incident. Dove said the man is not regarded as a suspect.

Investigators initially thought they would need to speak with at least one other person, but by Friday Dove said investigators were still talking with other people and need to talk with a number of others before any action could be taken or charges filed.

Details of the Thursday incident are sketchy, but they include a description of the assailant as being a tall, stocky built white male wearing a black ski mask, camo jacket, khaki pants and brownish work boots. He was reported to have been seen running east on the cart path system, police said.

The sheriff's helicopter, Hawk 1, and tracking dogs assisting Peachtree City Police and Sheriff’s deputies in the search the neighborhood off South Peachtree Parkway and the surrounding areas. Area schools including Booth, Oak Grove, Huddleston and Braelinn were put on lockdown shortly after the incident occurred but were taken off that status just before 2 p.m.

Three unidentified young people were sitting on the curb at Ridgefield Drive and South Peachtree Parkway Thursday as the search through the neighborhood was conducted. All were wrapped in blankets and were later interviewed by investigators. Whether they were in the condo or were witnesses to the incident has not been divulged.

Dove said detectives from the department are actively investigating the incident and exploring all leads. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Peachtree City Police Department at (770)487-8866. You may remain anonymous. Any person who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the offender in this incident is eligible for up to a $1,000 reward.

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Submitted by my2centsfwiw on Sat, 01/24/2009 - 10:09am.

That's all I know, as of right this moment.

Submitted by liquidrider on Sun, 01/25/2009 - 7:23am.

PTC police dept is a joke. I recently had a friend get questioned for shoplifting because she shopped in the store the day some things were missing. So if you drove down PTC parkway your a suspect for this shooting. Man if you went for a walk that day, please turn yourself in before they come and arrest you. Are detectives are a joke. Ask someone off the record and they will tell you how they got their position. Or better yet go back and read the articles about Chief Murray.. This case will get solved by dumb luck.

Submitted by skyspy on Sun, 01/25/2009 - 7:35am.

There still seems to be way too much of Chief Murray left behind in that dept.

But, we do have a great Sheriff's dept.

Only one guy turned himself in, but so far no updates here.

Submitted by seansstar on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 4:29pm.

I do not quite understand the comment made about the shooting having something to do with Clayton county. I very much doubt this inncident had anything to do with Clayton county or someone moving here to attend PTC schools. It is time for certain people to get a reality check and realize that crime comes all shapes,sizes and yes, other colors! I have been a resident of PTC for many years and for the most part have felt safe, but I take precautions with everyone. IT has changed alot through the years. But I would never turn away my neighbors because they are black or assume everytime a crime is committed it has to be a undesirable from Clayton county. I think certain people just like to place blame elsewhere because of their personal beliefs. We need to judge on charcter not on apperances.

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Submitted by The Wedge on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 5:36pm.

I didn't see any mention of Clayton County in the story or the comments below. Perhaps you are thinking of a conversation you had? I do not know. Maybe another thread that I haven't read

Submitted by PTCGOIL on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 2:06pm.

around, (victim and shooter and others involved) it's not easy to get good information from them, if ya get my drift. This might take some time but it was a targeted incident. The PD is doing everything they can, just be a little more aware of things around you for now.

Submitted by terminalpreppy on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 3:04pm.

My original guess was drug gone bad .

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Submitted by common tater on Sun, 01/25/2009 - 12:29am.

good guess....

Submitted by fluffybear on Sat, 01/24/2009 - 9:37am.

My guess is the guy broke into the condo and was surprised to find the tenant there.

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