There have been some new developments in the shooting that occurred in northern Newton County Monday morning.

“At about 11 a.m. [Tuesday] morning, we served a search warrant at 3689 Cherry Road,” Newton County Sheriff Ken Copeland said. “We do believe that that was the location where the shooting occurred [Monday] morning. We took several items of interest from the residence as evidence, which included fresh blood samples – inside and outside of the house – a handgun and at least one spent bullet.”

Copeland said the shooting victim – Tommy Webb, 44 — told authorities three different accounts of the shooting.

“At first he said he picked up a hitchhiker who shot him,” Copeland said in an earlier interview with the Daily News. “The second account was he was walking in the woods, some unknown [person] shot him. And the third account was that somebody approached his vehicle and shot him while he was in the car.”

Copeland told the Daily News that the residence at 3689 Cherry Road was not Webb’s house.

“That was somebody else’s house,” he said. “It is a house where apparently numerous people lived. No one in custody. We have a name, we are looking at an individual at this time, and we don’t have enough to put his name out or get a warrant yet. We do believe that we will be able to identify the suspect.”
The investigation is still ongoing.

“We do believe that there was several individuals present at the time of the shooting,” said Copeland.

If anyone has any information, they are asked to call the Newton County Sheriff’s Department at 451-8300.