The man shot in a robbery New Year's morning was pronounced dead Friday morning at the
Newton County Sherriff's Lt. Bill Watterson said Dennis Rogers, 38, died from complications from his wounds.
Before the he died,
Thornton and Rogers were both passengers Tuesday morning in a green 2001 Jaguar S-class driven by a third man, whose name is currently being withheld. Watterson said the three men were driving about 100 yards from
Medical reports indicated the bullet did not pierce the part of the brain which controls organ functions, Watterson said. This allowed
Investigators are not releasing the exact details of what occurred directly after the shooting, but it is known the driver was able to escape and later make contact with a NCSO deputy in the parking lot of Kroger on
Anyone with information regarding Courtney Thornton' whereabouts is asked to call the Newton County Sheriff's Office at (678) 625-1403. Tips may also be given anonymously at (678) 625-5007 or on their Web site www.newtonsheriffga.org.