Three Shot in Elbert, Shooter Dead

By David Stephens, WSGC Radio, Elberton

An Elbert County man wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred at a home located on Middleton Church Road is dead, after his manhunt when he shot himself.

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office first received a call of a shooting incident that occurred at 12:23 p.m. on Thursday.

The shooting involved three white female victims, identified as 45-year-old Veronica Woodall, 46-year-old Marian Bing and his granddaughter 22-year-old Jacklyn Carnn Stacks.

The shooter was identified as Donnie Williams of a Calhoun Road address, who died overnight while at an area hospital.

From information gathered by investigators, Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews said the incident stemmed from a property dispute.

Williams fled the scene and a few hours later was found in some woods off of Cromer Road, he was then confronted by Elbert County Sheriff’s deputies.

Sheriff Andrews said at that time Mr. Williams stood up, put the gun to his head, and then shot himself.

Williams was air lifted soon afterward to the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, where two of his victims were also taken.

The condition of the three female victims are not known at this time.

Investigators are still processing the crime scenes in the incident.