Police arrest suspect in Franklin Road shooting
by Sarah Westwood
June 03, 2014 12:00 AM | 2422 views | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Blaylan Phillips
Blaylan Phillips
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MARIETTA — Police have arrested a Marietta man in connection with the Franklin Road apartment shooting that left one man dead and two others injured on Wednesday.

Blaylan Phillips, 20, was taken into custody Saturday morning after investigators spent days poring over the details of the shooting, which took place during a large party in an apartment at The Dwells @ 750 complex, about a mile away from Burruss Nature Park.

According to the sheriff’s office, Phillips was also a resident of the complex in which the shooting took place.

Witnesses say an altercation broke out when four to five uninvited guests turned up at the party and began arguing with party-goers, according to Officer David Baldwin, spokesman for the Marietta Police Department.

The conflict escalated when one of the unwanted guests pulled out a gun, investigators say, and began shooting into the crowd.

Authorities say Christopher Wilson, 19, of Marietta, was pronounced dead from his injuries at the hospital. The remaining two victims have been identified as 19-year-old Chauncey Martin and 18-year-old Malik Phillips, who both sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Baldwin said Monday Martin and Malik Phillips have since been released from the hospital.

Blaylan Phillips has been charged with murder and aggravated assault, both of which are felonies. He is being held at the county jail without bail.

Anyone with information about the apartment shooting is asked to contact Detective Christopher Lindsey at (770) 794-5369 or the Marietta Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (770) 794-6990.

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Gun grabbers wake up
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June 03, 2014
Ok her is a 20 year old with a gun. He is not of legal age to carry, he could not of had a permit, 2 dollars says the gun is stolen.

So now all you do gooders want to take my legal weapon away because some idiot like this decided to shoot someone.

Makes a bunch of sense, wrong!!!! If you restrict a person's right to carry you will have many more of these little thugs.
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