Floyd County police arrested Rocky James Fair, 31 of Calhoun, for the shooting that left 56-year-old Raymond G. Johnson Jr dead.
Fair was denied bond and remains in Floyd County Jail on charges related to the shooting of his 55 year-old stepfather Reymond Gene Johnson Jr, that occurred last week in rural Shannon near the county line.
According to arrest reports from Investigator Logan Moore, the pair were involved in a heated altercation that started at their home in Calhoun on September 16. At some point the father and step son parted ways and Fair followed Johnson toward Floyd County, where they began shooting at each other.
Evidence indicates that Johnson called 911 around 6:30 a.m. stating that he had been shot. He was later pronounced dead by the Floyd County Coroner.
The investigation of Johnson’s death is still ongoing and pending the return of evidence from the state crime lab.
Fair is presently charged with aggravated battery, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and reckless conduct.
Floyd County Police are investigating a domestic violence incident that occurred Friday morning at a location in rural Shannon near the county line. Investigators advise that the public is in no danger as they work to sift through evidence and testimony.
Patrol officers were dispatched to the rural part of the Shannon community at around 6:30 a.m. following calls to 911 about gunshots. Officers who were first on the scene narrowed the location to Buttrum Road, which is the last road in Floyd County off of Ga 140.
One man is dead and another is being treated at a local hospital.
The man that was killed has been identified as Raymond G Johnson Jr, 56 of a Gordon County address. The other person involved, a male, identity is being withheld currently.
Investigators are asking the public to call the police if they observed anything unusual while traveling on Ga 140 or Ga 41 between 5:45 a.m. and 6:30 a.m on Friday, specifically involving a gold HHR or a black Dodge Carivan.
Calls or texts should be directed to Investigator Logan Moore at 706-252-4218.