A Greene County man died en route to an Athens hospital Sunday after being shot multiple times at the Orchard Grove Apartment complex in Madison.

According to Madison Police Department Police Chief Bill Ashburn, Stacy Mitchell, 54, Woodville, died while being transported to an Athens hospital for multiple gunshot wounds.

According to Ashburn, Madison officers were dispatched to a “shots fired” complaint at the apartment complex on Micha Way at 6:10 p.m. When officers arrived, they observed blood in the parking lot and a number of shell casings on the ground.

While officers were securing the scene, Ashburn said, Morgan County Dispatch then received a call at 6:20 p.m. from Morgan Medical Center stating that a subject with multiple gunshot wounds was at the hospital. Ashburn said investigators have reviewed the hospital’s video surveillance and observed that a vehicle came to the hospital and secured help for Mitchell.

“A silver car was seen on surveillance cameras at the hospital and a person was observed getting help. After that the vehicle left.”

Ashburn said police are eager to speak with the driver of the silver vehicle. “We are trying to identify who was driving the silver vehicle and who dropped (Mitchell) off.”

Ashburn said two different types of shell casings were located at the apartment complex. He also said a witness reported hearing a round of gunfire, silence then a second round of gunfire. The chief said officers are not sure how many times Mitchell was shot. His body has been transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Crime Lab in Atlanta. Ashburn said the GBI was called to work the crime scene along with Madison Police Department Detective Wes Thompson.

He also said two vehicles had been towed and impounded from the shooting scene and that the department was securing search warrants for those vehicles.

No weapons were recovered at the scene, he said.

Ashburn also said officers are currently investigating the shooting and have not yet determined any motivation for the murder. “We don’t know if he was an innocent bystander or if he was involved in the shooting at this point,” Ashburn said. “We just don’t know.”


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