Nobody shot, but Fayetteville police arrest man after probe


Reports of an alleged shooting at a residence in north Fayetteville on Jan. 1 resulted in no apparent injuries, though one man was able to flee the house on foot and evade officers while another man was taken into custody on an outstanding out-of-state warrant.

Fayetteville police on Jan. 1 were dispatched to the area of Squire Lane off Ga. Highway 314 regarding an alleged shooting, according to Fayetteville Police Department spokesperson Ann Marie Burdett.

“Police arrived at the area and encountered a vehicle occupied by six individuals, males and a female, leaving the area where the alleged shooting occurred,” Burdett said. “Police stopped the vehicle, detained the occupants and conducted interviews to determine their involvement, if any.”

Police also approached the residence where the alleged shooting occurred and set up a perimeter. Police issued several loud verbal commands for any occupants in the residence to exit the front of the home, Burdett noted.

“After a few hours passed, officers observed a male subject flee from the back of the residence into the heavily wooded area in the back of the home. Officers lost sight of the subject. The area was searched, but the subject was not found,” Burdett explained.

Burdett said officers made entry into and cleared the residence. No one was found in the residence.

During the investigation, it was determined one of the male occupants, later identified as Lamar Vontrae Macon, 34, of Marietta, had an outstanding criminal warrant from Wisconsin, according to Burdett.

Burdett said the Fayette County Communications Center E-911 confirmed that Wisconsin wanted to place a hold on Macon. Macon was arrested on the outstanding warrant and was transported to the Fayette County Jail, where he was transferred to the custody of jail personnel.


  1. Why don’t we just start calling North Fayetteville what it is…South Riverdale. I feel really bad for the Fayette residents who have lived there maybe 50 years in peace until the past few years only to have their home values and lives disrupted by Clayton Co. and Riverdale.