Police spent Tuesday morning tracking down three people they say were connected to the shooting of Vill, resulting in the arrest of the suspected shooter.
After an eight-hour manhunt Tuesday, Cobb Police found James Albert Phillips, 36, of Woodstock at about 10:30 a.m., holed up in a house off Akers Mill Road in east Cobb.
Phillips was arrested on charges of aggravated assault on a police officer and is being held in the county jail without bond.
Another man interviewed by police was not arrested, but the other witness, Lindsey Campbell, was booked into the jail at 4 p.m. Wednesday on charges of intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm.
According to the warrant, Campbell had less than a gram of suspected methamphetamine, small baggies, a digital scale and a .22-caliber pistol inside a suitcase in the back seat of her 2011 Ford Fusion.
Police said in the warrant Campbell admitted to selling methamphetamine in quarter pound quantities.
Campbell had $1,984 in cash, folded in $100 denominations, according to the warrant.
The scene of the shooting
Early Tuesday morning, a police officer pulled over a blue Volvo on Powers Ferry Road in east Cobb that authorities say was driven by Phillips.
The incident occurred at 2:32 a.m. after officers targeted a “suspicious vehicle,” according to Sgt. Dana Pierce of Cobb Police.
“Officers in our Cumberland precinct were patrolling the area of Windy Hill Road when our officer, who was ultimately shot, became suspicious of a blue Volvo that was seen in the area of a gas station, along with a red Ford Fusion,” Pierce said.
The Volvo went eastbound on Windy Hill and turned south onto Powers Ferry Road. The Cobb officer pulled the Volvo over on Powers Ferry Road at Shadowood Parkway.
“As the officer exited his car, he was shot and that vehicle then fled southbound on Powers Ferry,” Pierce said.
Cobb Police located the abandoned Volvo a short distance away at the Chattahoochee Apartments complex off Akers Mill Road.
Pierce said Phillips was found inside a house off of Akers Mill Road in the Akers Ridge subdivision.
“And at approximately 10:32 a.m., we took him into custody in a stairwell of a home on Akers Drive off of Akers Mill Road,” Pierce said.