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Shots fired after bad drug deal in Cumming

by Staff Reports

February 03, 2014

CUMMING, Ga. — A man said someone shot at him, but he wasn't exactly honest about why it happened, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's report.

At about 10 p.m. Jan. 21, deputies were dispatched to a home in the 4000 block of Longmont Drive because homeowners in the Starcreek Forest subdivision heard shots fired.

The victim told deputies he was driving home from a friend's house inside the subdivision when he saw a truck driving at him in the same lane. They pulled beside each other and exchanged a few words before the driver fired a shot at him.

The victim said the driver followed him as he drove to his home. He said another shot was fired as he reached the home, and then the driver took off.

The victim's father was in the home and told deputies he heard the shot fired.

Deputies said they found two pieces of a bullet with a copper casing inside the victim's tire.

While deputies removed the tire, the victim's father said his son began to tell him a different story about what happened.

Deputies again interviewed the victim, who was hesitant with his answers.

Eventually, the victim told deputies he was waiting in the pool area of the subdivision for a drug dealer to sell him marijuana.

The victim said the dealer gave him a bag of what looked like "Ramen Noodles," so he tossed the bag and left.

The dealer chased the victim in the subdivision, and an unknown passenger fired shots at him.

Deputies said they later returned to the pool area and found "a brick of Ramen Noodles, unwrapped with no flavor packet."