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Marietta Shooting Suspect Tried to Flee Georgia

William Dennis Devore allegedly shot David Fouquart and Laniqua White at 1:20 a.m. Sunday inside a residence in the 1800 block of North Milford Creek Lane, according to a Cobb County criminal warrant.

A Marietta man accused of shooting two people early Sunday was arrested nearly 90 miles away in Franklin County.

William Dennis Devore, 41, of Marietta, was trying to flee the state after allegedly shooting David Fouquart and Laniqua White at 1:20 a.m. Sunday inside a residence in the 1800 block of North Milford Creek Lane, according to a Cobb County criminal warrant.

Fouquart, 46, was shot in the head, side and rear with a .22 caliber handgun. White, 33, was shot in the head. One of the bullets entered near Fouquart's right eye and exited the top of his head, leaving a hole at the top of Fouquart's head, according to the warrant.

Fouquart is at WellStar Kennestone Hospital, but an official wouldn't release his condition due to patient privacy laws. The hospital had no record of White this afternoon.

Franklin County authorities were notified that Devore might be in Carnesville, and a deputy drove to the Petro Truck Stop off Interstate 85 about 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Sheriff Steve Thomas told Patch this afternoon. The deputy, who was in an unmarked pickup, spotted Devore’s vehicle at the truck stop.

While waiting for backup to arrive, the deputy saw Devore moving around in the car. To make sure Devore didn't go in the building, the deputy approached the car and handcuffed him, Thomas said. The deputy found two guns, including the one allegedly used in the shooting.

Officer Mike Bowman, the spokesman for the Cobb County Police Department, said that the agency could not discuss what led to the shooting or what the relationship between the suspects and the victims might have been.

"This is still an ongoing investigation," he said.

Sgt. Dana Pierce, another Cobb police spokesman, told the Athens Banner-Herald that the shooting took place at a party.

Devore is back in Cobb. Currently, he is in the Cobb County Jail without bond on charges that include two counts of aggravated assault and one count of aggravated battery. All are felonies.

reginald brown April 08, 2013 at 11:15 AM
 two counts of aggravated assault and one count of aggravated battery. All are felonies. Is bull shit this man should be charged with attempted murder the wounds he was shooting to kill not harm the justice system is fucked up those charges are pretty much a snack on the hand. He needs to locked up for LIFE..........
Contrarian view April 11, 2013 at 04:09 AM
Any time a gun is used ... Shoot to kill is normal protocol. What if this man was being attacked by the two individuals and he was protecting himself?
Craveme April 14, 2013 at 08:51 AM
I agree with Reginald Brown, this happens to be my friend of 15 years (Laniqua White) and to think she will never be the same is unbearable because of what he did, its a very sad situation she has two boys, and their world is upside down now.
Bill gates April 15, 2013 at 12:27 AM
Craveme, if your friend is such a fine upstanding person, then why did she attack William's wife? This was in defense of his wife.
craycray April 15, 2013 at 06:12 PM
whats the story here?
craycray April 15, 2013 at 06:21 PM
bill how do you know the events of this story...i have heard/read nothin that indicated whether it was or was not due to possible self defense or any mention of a wife??
CCRider April 26, 2013 at 12:37 AM
What kind of "woman" attacks people, and doesn't expect to get hurt? Seems like someone lacks commen sense here. Details will be revealed. Time tells all!!!
CCRider April 26, 2013 at 12:40 AM
William Devore is a good man. Like I said, time tells all...
craycray April 26, 2013 at 03:49 PM
yeah CCRider im sure but dang when are we going to get the story? Its a shame if innocent that he has to spend that time in jail waiting for the truth to come out..but its obvious as with many other things happening now that justice is just askew.
Skylar May 09, 2013 at 05:14 PM
If this guy really did act in self defense why did he run instead of waiting on police to arrive!?!? Sounds like a bunch of bs to me. He needs to be charged with attempted murder!!
Fred Farkel May 09, 2013 at 07:02 PM
Wow. Reginald Brown gets to swear on the comments board. I have been called a racist but this guy gets to use expletives? Jeepers.
Fred Farkel May 09, 2013 at 07:03 PM
Yo Reggie. Nice expletives man. You must have a free pass to say whatever you want. Gee wiz.
Fred Farkel May 09, 2013 at 07:04 PM
Pssssst. All these people sound like complete nuts. Are you a nut too?
Fred Farkel May 09, 2013 at 07:05 PM
This is really a cutting edge publication. Expletives, people defending their "friends" who are felons. Wow. This is better than TV.
Fred Farkel May 09, 2013 at 07:08 PM
....I remember being told a day ago...."all comments have to be approved first" Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
craycray May 09, 2013 at 07:24 PM
lol fred...yup they ARE all nuts...i was just looking for the rest of the darn story...i have no friends here to defend but seems like friend for each side are defending here yet without telling the story...its just curiosity for me.
down south June 15, 2013 at 01:05 AM
I know Laniqua white & God is in her life (Nate & Mark) Love u guys!

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