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UPDATE: Pistol-whipping turns into chase and shooting
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UPDATE: Four more females involved in the incident were arrested and charged with Affray:

Brianna Smith, 22, of the Keswick Village Apartment complex in Conyers

Shannon Bowman, 23, Covington

Derekia Minor, 23, Decatur

Ariel Jeneeka Minor, 26, Lithonia


(Oct. 15, 5:47 p.m.) An argument that turned into an attempted shooting, pistol-whipping, chase and another shooting ended with one man in jail, one woman hospitalized and Conyers police looking for additional suspects early Wednesday.

Around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Conyers Police received calls about multiple shots being fired at the Keswick Village Apartment complex, at the entrance of the Georgia International Horse Park on Ga. Highway 138.

A female resident of the apartments had reportedly called the father of her child to spend more time with his child according to CPD spokesperson Investigator Kim Lucas.

The father came over to the apartment shortly before midnight and had several people with him, including a female friend.

A male, later identified as Charmorro Strothers, 22, of Stone Mountain - a friend of the child's mother - reportedly fired shots at the father. There were reports of hearing up to 12 shots fired but only five rounds were found. The shots did not strike the child's father.

He then pistol whipped the female friend of the father.

Police brought Strothers and other females in the group into police headquarters for questioning.

Strothers was charged with aggravated assault, battery, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

The female victim who was pistol whipped was brought to Rockdale Medical Center for her injuries.

Around 2 a.m., the child's mother, who is pregnant again, wanted to go to the hospital to be checked out due to the stress and her condition.

She and several other people, including relatives, friends, and children, rode in an SUV to Rockdale Medical Center.

However, friends of the pistol-whipped female were congregated in the hospital parking lot.

"They see the other party and say ‘Oh no, we're not going in here,'" said Lucas. "They turn around to leave."

However, the other party climbed into a vehicle and began to chase the SUV.

As the two vehicles headed down Sigman Road towards Ga. Highway 138, someone from the truck started shooting at the SUV, which had children riding inside. Ten shots were fired at the SUV and two struck the vehicle.

Amazingly, no one was hit.

The SUV made a right on 138 and headed south until they saw a police officer near Taco Bell on 138 and flagged him down.

By then, the pursuing vehicle had peeled off.

"There are likely more charges to come," said Lucas. "This is very much an active investigation."

Four warrants were also taken out for females involved in the fight.