17-year-old charged with Involuntary Manslaughter in Troup County death

LaGrange Bureau

UPDATE 3:05 p.m. – The Troup County Sheriff’s Office has made a second arrest in connection to a deadly shooting on Meadowland Trail in LaGrange on Monday.

Joshua K. Baker of Newnan is being charged with Furnishing a Pistol to Person Under the age of 18 which as a felony.

Officials with Troup County Sheriff’s Office say Baker, age 18, sold the gun used in the deadly shooting to the suspect Cameryn Phillips just days prior to the shooting.

Phillips has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of 22-year-old Haley Newsom.

On July 19, Newsom was found in the driveway of a home on Meadowland Trail after police were called out to investigate a shooting. She was unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound to her head.

Newsom was transported to Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center and then airlifted to an Atlanta area hospital where she later died.

According to officials, their investigation into Newsom’s shooting revealed the she had been shot in the living room of the Meadowland Trail house when Phillips was waving the gun around.

In an effort to take Newsom to the hospital, Phillips picked her up and carried her outside to the driveway where she was later found by police.


TROUP COUNTY, Ga. (WRBL) – The Troup County Sheriff’s Office has a 17-year-old in custody for involuntary manslaughter after a fatal shooting on July 19.

Cameryn Phillips, 17 of Franklin, Ga., was charged after TCSO deputies investigated the shooting death of Haley Newsom, 22, who was found unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

The Sheriff’s Office says Phillips has been charged with Involuntary Manslaughter, four counts of Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of Certain Crimes, and Possession of a Handgun by a person under 18 years of age. All of the charges are felonies.

Witnesses at the home on Meadowland Trail in LaGrange told investigators that Phillips was waving a handgun around the living room when the gun went off, hitting Newsom in the head. She fell to the ground, and Phillips picked her up and carried her outside.

TCSO says Newsom was taken to Well Star West Georgia Medical Center for treatment before being airlifted to an Atlanta area hospital, where she later died.

No further charges are anticipated at this time, according to officials.

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