2 Charged In Connection With Fatal Shooting At Dalton Bar; Shooter Still At Large

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Dalton Police Department has arrested 20-year-old Juvencio Vega Garcia and 21-year-old Fernando Resendiz on one charge each of homicide.  Both Garcia and Resendiz are being charged as accessories to the shooting that happened early Sunday morning outside the Las Delicias bar at 511 East Morris St. in Dalton.

Police said 20-year-old Orlando Ramirez, the man identified by investigators as the shooter, is still at large.

 During the course of today's investigation, detectives have determined that Garcia (of 903 North Hamilton St.) and Resendiz (of 1601 Beverly Dr.) were with Ramirez before, during, and after this morning's shooting.

The shooting left one man dead at the scene and another was taken to Hamilton Medical Center with injuries that were not considered to be life threatening.  Neither victim is being identified by police at this time.

The shooting happened in the parking lot of the Las Delicias bar at approximately 12:50 a.m. Investigators are still working to determine what happened to cause the shooting.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Orlando Ramirez is asked to contact Detective Chris Tucker at 706-278-9085, extension 165, or dial 911.  He is wanted on arrest warrants for one count of homicide and two counts of aggravated assault.

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