Man Shot, Killed in Apparent Robbery
The 28-year-old Cartersville man, who was found at a MLK Jr. Drive car wash, had been "mudding" with family early Sunday
Chief Tommy Culpepper said in a news release officers were dispatched at 11:08 p.m. to the Sun-Glo Car Wash on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in response to a call about a man lying in the car wash next to a pickup truck.
When they arrived, officers found Randal Statler Jr., 28, of Cartersville, who was deceased.
Authorities believe Statler, who appears to have been shot once, was the victim of a robbery. He apparently had been “mudding” earlier with family members and went to the car wash to clean his pickup truck.
Investigators don't know how much, if any, money was taken from Statler.
"We have had several officers and investigators working on this unfortunate incident throughout the night," Culpepper said in a statement. The investigation continues.
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