By Mark Fleming 

A 23-year-old New Orleans man was arrested Tuesday in Coweta County, Georgia, for a drive-by shooting in west Chambers County Aug. 25.

The shooting occurred in the 4000 block of Texana Drive, which is off FM 3180 between Beach City and Cove.

According to Chambers County Sheriff Bryan Hawthorne, the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about 9:50 p.m. Aug. 25 reporting shots fired. On arrival, they learned that no one was injured but that a residence had been struck several times by gunfire from at least two separate weapons.

They learned that two persons had come to the house asking for two young adults, who the residents of the home said they did not know.

The homeowner asked them to leave.

As the two men were leaving the residence in their vehicle, a silver Ford Mustang, numerous shots were heard.

Twenty-five shell casings were recovered.

Sheriff’s Office investigators identified 23-year-old Montel Lee as a suspect in the case, and a Chambers County arrest warrant led to his arrest in Georgia.

“I am very proud of the Criminal Investigation Division’s tenacity and diligence that was put into this case,” Hawthorne said. 

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