UPDATE 8/29/23 8:06 a.m.: On Monday at about 9 p.m., LaGrange Police arrested Billy Joe Tyler III and charged him with murder.
Police say Tyler was found on Park Avenue before being arrested. He was taken to the LaGrange Police Department, and later the Troup County Jail.
According to LPD, investigation shows Tyler tried to rob the victim before shooting him and running away.
Tyler was on active felony probation for a Metro Atlanta robbery, police say.
Anyone with information is asked to call the LaGrange Police Department at (706) 883-2603.
LaGRANGE, Ga. (WRBL) — A man was killed during a shooting in LaGrange on Monday morning, according to the LaGrange Police Department.
Police responded to 2786 Mooty Bridge Road at 8 a.m.
Upon arriving, officers found Kenneth Stanley Dial, 69, had been shot. Police say he was declared dead on the scene.
Investigation revealed Dial was taking his routine walk in the park that morning. An acquaintance found Dial just before 8 a.m. and called 911.
Witnesses reported hearing gunshots around 7:30 a.m. the same morning.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the LaGrange Police Department at (706) 883-2603.