One shot at Valdosta wedding Saturday
Valdosta police, the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and Georgia State Patrol are investigating after a man was shot at the Rainwater Conference Center.
Sheriff Ashley Paulk tells FOX 31 that Lowndes County deputies assisted Valdosta police after they allege that 19-year-old KeShawn Whipple shot 22-year-old DeRodney Traylor after an argument at wedding around 7 p.m.
Valdosta police say that the wedding consisted of guests from Valdosta and out-of-town residents. It was also determined that an altercation had started inside the venue and continued outside the building. Officers determined from witness statements that the firearm was discharged during the altercation.
"A perimeter was set up so fast that there is no way the offender was able to get away from the scene. This is a credit to the quick work of Valdosta Police Department and the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office. This is believed to be an isolated incident. The suspected shooter is in custody," stated Chief Brian Childress.
Whipple faces charges of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and reckless conduct.