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Marcus Bennett

Bennett, Marcus Anthony

Date of Booking:

Reason(s) For Booking:

Officer’s Narrative:
[Please note: The following is a direct transcription from the official initial incident report. The Georgia Gazette does not fix any spelling or grammatical errors that may exist. Any changes or redactions made by our staff are placed inside brackets. Some errors may exist. All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The topics discussed may be sensitive to some readers. Discretion is advised.]

On November 10th, 2022, at approximately 0620 hours, I, Officer Fortune, was dispatched to a shots fired call at Ogeechee Rd and Victory Dr. I made contact with the reporting party, [VICTIM #1].

Ms. [VICTIM #1] stated the following: Ms. [VICTIM #1] has been dating a male, Mr. Marcus Bennett. During the night, Ms. [VICTIM #1] and Mr. Bennett were hanging out with some friends at The La Quinta on Abercorn St. Mr. Bennett was intoxicated and at one point pulled out his firearm that he carries. One of Ms. [VICTIM #1]’s friends said that they had to leave due to him pulling out the firearm. Ms. [VICTIM #1] gave Mr. Bennett a ride to his house, which Ms. [VICTIM #1] did not know the numerical address.

Ms. [VICTIM #1] stated that they had been having an ongoing argument throughout the night. When they arrived at Mr. Bennett’s place, Ms. [VICTIM #1] stated they continued to have a verbal argument. Ms. [VICTIM #1] told Mr. Bennett that she did not want to be with him anymore and they were not going to continue dating. Mr. Bennett got out of the car, doing so he left his phone in the car. Mr. Bennett was upset because he felt that Ms. [VICTIM #1] was acting like she didn’t want to talk to him and she was being “Disrespectful”. Mr. Bennett then produced a firearm and shot approximately 4 or 5 times into the vehicle. Ms. [VICTIM #1] drove away down Victory Dr and stopped at Ogeechee Rd and Kilowatt Dr to call for police.

Ms. [VICTIM #1] had a small circular laceration on her arm that did not appear to be consistent with a gunshot would. Possibly from the glass.

Ms. [VICTIM #1] described the firearm as a large all black handgun, a long barrel, and the ammunition had gold casing. She stated Mr. Bennett carries it frequently. She was not sure what kind of firearm it was.

Ms. [VICTIM #1] gave me consent to search the vehicle for the projectile and where the bullet might have damaged the vehicle. I observed damage to the window that appeared to have two holes within two inches of each other. I observed debris from the window on the side of the headrest. However, I could not find a projectile or damage from a projectile inside the vehicle. I found a black phone underneath the passenger front seat. I took pictures of the phone and left it for detectives.

Ms. [VICTIM #1] did not know the exact address, however, she agreed to ride in the back of my patrol vehicle to drive by the general area to get a better idea. There was another call for shots fired at [1200 BLOCK] W Victory Dr. Officers were on scene for that call and when I drove Ms. [VICTIM #1] by, she stated the apartment that Mr. Bennett lived in was on the top floor in the north west corner of the building. Officers went to attempt to make contact with Mr. Bennett.

Sgt Smith and Lt. Suddath responded.

Detectives were notified and responded.

I gave Ms. [VICTIM #1] a CRN card.

[End of Narrative]