1 dead, 1 injured after shooting in Chatham Co.

Published: Feb. 5, 2023 at 4:01 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 6, 2023 at 6:29 PM EST
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CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - Chatham County Police are investigating what they’re calling a home invasion and shooting that killed a man and injured another over the weekend.

It happened in the 100 block of Shad Road Sunday morning in Bloomingdale.

“No trespassing signs surround this property. There’s also a sign that says no too friendly. This is the area where police believe there was a home invasion. The person living here is expected to recover.”

Police believe the person killed was the intruder.

“It’s not that big of a shock.”

Neighbors say they’ve put in several complaints to police about illegal or disruptive activity on Shad Road.

According to an open records request, Chatham County police have been called to Shad Road 46 times since the beginning of 2022 on several things from disorderly people to shots fired. Four of those calls were to the same place where the shooting happened.

Those previous police visits to the property involved non violent complaints like property upkeep.

Daniel Vales lives in walking distance from Shad Road and has had concerns about the area.

“Not very surprised. We’ve had lots of calls go out for fighting and shooting or drugs or whatever else in the back of the neighborhood. There’s not a large police presence unless they’re called out here and they get here eventually but criminals do what hey want when there’s nothing to stop them from doing it,” Vales said.

Detectives are still trying to piece together what led up to this incident, as the investigation continues.