Manhunt Ends for Mass Shooter After Standoff with Police

On Saturday morning, tragedy struck the small town of Hampton, Georgia, when Andre Longmore allegedly shot and killed four people in the Dogwood Lakes subdivision.

The victims were identified as Scott Leavitt, 67; his wife, Shirley Leavitt, 66; Steve Blizzard, 65; and Ronald Jeffers, 66. In response, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office launched a manhunt across the Atlanta metro region, offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to Longmore’s arrest.

On Sunday, Sheriff Reginald Scandrett announced that authorities had tracked down Longmore and confronted him. Longmore returned fire and ran away, leading to a second shootout with police.

Longmore was killed in the shootout, and two officers were injured, one of them severely. The motive for the shooting is still unclear, and police do not believe Longmore was related to any of the victims.

Scandrett told the community that they can now breathe a little easier knowing the suspect is no longer on the streets. Sheriff Scandrett praised the officers for their bravery and said it was an “absolute honor” to serve with them.

The shooting in Hampton is a tragic reminder of the bravery of the police officers who put their lives on the line to protect the community. The community can now breathe a little easier knowing that the suspect is no longer on the streets, but the tragedy of the four victims’ deaths will remain in the hearts of those affected.

Police stated that the motive for the shootings is not known, and the police investigation will continue.