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Villa Rica man charged in murder of his father

On 12-7-22 at 10:08 AM, Officer Carol Collett and Officer Martin Clark responded to an unknown trouble call on Carrington Pkwy. As they approached the house a male subject, Aaron Pope, exited the home with a firearm in his hand. The officers detained the subject and secured the weapon. During this incident the officers discovered a male victim, Anthony Pope, inside the home suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Anthony Greg Pope, 49 years old, was transported to Tanner Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Aaron Pope, 28 years old, who is the son of the victim, has been identified as the shooter and was arrested and charged with Murder, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime. Aaron Pope is currently being held at the Douglas County Jail.

Investigators say the suspect has not offered a defense for the shooting, at this time.

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