Monday, July 7, 2008

PTC Police Ask for Public Assistance in Recent Red Room Attack

On Saturday, June 28, 2008, at approximately 2:36 a.m., the Peachtree City Police Department responded to a report of a fight in progress call at the Red Room located in the West Park Walk Shopping Center. Officers received a report that two subjects were physically assaulted by an unknown person(s) when they exited the bar. Witnesses at the scene reported that, at the time of the assaults, a crowd had gathered in front of the establishment. One of the injured, Devan Abercrombie (32 years of age) of Hampton, GA, was transported by life flight (helicopter) to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment. On July 5, 2008, the Police Department was notified that at approximately 1:20 p.m., Mr. Abercrombie succumbed to his injuries and died. At the request of the Fayette County Coroner’s Office an autopsy has been ordered by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations. As of Monday, July 7, 2008, Peachtree City Criminal Investigators continue to investigate the case and are developing and following-up on new leads. The Police Department will also meet with Fayette County District Attorney Scott Ballard today, as multiple charges may be pending in this case.

The police department is still seeking information and witnesses to this incident. Please contact the Peachtree City Criminal Investigations Division at 770-631-2510, or the Crime and Narcotics Information Hotline at (770) 487-6010. You may remain anonymous.

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