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Man in custody after RCSO respond to gunshots call
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UPDATE: The man who the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office took into custody for gunshots reportedly being fired has been officially arrested. 

However, his arrest isn’t in relation to the incident that occurred around Salem Road Tuesday morning. 

Conyers resident Joshua Johnson, 28, was arrested for probation violations in DeKalb, Henry and Whitfield counties.

RCSO is still trying to ascertain why Johnson was seen running from the scene, says RCSO Sergeant Andy Arnold. 

“He’s not saying why he was running,” said Arnold. “Obviously we’re still investigating, but there’s nothing right now to say he was involved in any crime other than violating his probation.”

Right now, RCSO have two witnesses from the scene but they’re providing conflicting stories on any event that might’ve happened.

There’s still no evidence of a shooting taking place. 

“Right now, we don’t have a victim or a suspect,” said Arnold. “We can’t confirm whether a crime was committed.”


The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office had to setup a perimeter around the Salem Road and Avalon Parkway in response to gunshots being fired in the area. 

A perimeter was setup around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to further investigate the situation.

The caller who reported hearing gunshots in the area told dispatch that he saw a man running away from the scene. 

Once RCSO responded to the area, the deputies found the man who was running and apprehended him. The man had no gunshots wound and no weapon on his persons. 

He’s still being questioned by the RCSO to determine why he was seen running from the scene. 

“We don’t know if he’s a victim or a suspect yet,” said RCSO Sheriff Eric Levett.   

This situation is still being investigated to determine what happened.

Flat Shoals Elementary and Peek's Chapel Elementary were put on a prevetative lockdown briefly in the morning.

Check back for more details.