On 4/28/2014 (22:51) – Deputies responded to a shots fired call at 137 Holiday Drive, Carrollton. The initial call indicated that one person had been shot in the hand.
When officers arrived they found Robert Cordray walking in the yard with a towel around his hand. He claimed that he was shot by William Davis III. According to Cordray’s statement after Davis shot him in the hand that Davis fled across the street and at some point during the flight he (Davis) turned and fired at him again from across the street. While waiting to be transported to the hospital occupants at the residence located fingers belonging to Cordray and turned them over to medical personnel.
Cordray was transported to Grady Medical Center.
According to witnesses they confirmed hearing shots and seeing someone flee. Witness(es) also claim that there was an exchange of gunfire between the parties and indicated that the person fleeing appeared to be hit while running.
Officers searched the area and did not find Davis, but did find signs that he may have been shot was well. Shell casings from a 410 shotgun and a small caliber handgun were recovered from the various scenes.
Davis was located a little while later when he sought medical treatment at Douglas General Hospital.
The details surrounding the shooting are sketchy; however Investigators are still interviewing available witnesses. The preliminary investigation indicates that both Cordray and Davis were shot with a 410 shotgun that was recovered at the scene. Cordray was apparently holding the gun when it discharged striking his hand and severing some of his fingers. Davis was hit in the back.
No charges have been filed yet as Investigators continue to determine the exact chain of events.
Anyone with information should contact the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office (Inv. Mike Wilson – case no. 201404003106)