Update: Man shot in Chattooga County passes away Thursday morning, new charges pending

A manhunt is underway for Steven James Mauldin, the man accused of shooting & killing 2 people and injuring a third Tuesday morning in Chattooga County. (Images: GBI, DeKalb Co. AL Sheriff's Office, WTVC)

UPDATE (September 18th):

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) confirms that the shooting victim who was the only one to survive, Daryl Lee Marsh, passed away Thursday morning.

GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles tells NewsChannel 9 that the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office and the GBI Calhoun Office will be taking additional murder warrants on Steven James Mauldin.

Depend on us to keep you posted.

UPDATE (Wednesday night):

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) says Steven James Mauldin has been captured in Coweta County, Georgia Wednesday.

According to Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader, around 1 p.m., Coweta County Sheriff's deputies spotted Mauldin on I-85 in the county, and tried to pull him over.

Sheriff Schrader says Mauldin refused to pull over, and a chase began. The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) joined in, and shortly thereafter he was arrested.

Sheriff Schrader later announced Mauldin would also face kidnapping charges in the case.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

UPDATE (Tuesday night):

Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader says Steven James Mauldin, the man accused of killing two people and wounding a third, has been seen near Birmingham, Alabama.

Sheriff Schrader also identified the victims. He says 35-year-old Joe Edward Brown and 61-year-old Linda Mae Everett were shot and killed, and 46-year-old Daryl Lee Marsh was injured.

Officials say Mauldin should be assumed to be armed and dangerous. Earlier, the DeKalb County, Alabama Sheriff's Office said Mauldin is believed to be in a stolen 2003 silver Honda Civic with a GA license plate RMR8244.

We are working with our sister station in Birmingham, ABC 33/40, to learn more.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

PREVIOUSLY:

Police and state authorities are searching for a man in Northwest Georgia and in Alabama after two people were shot dead at a home and a third was injured.

Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader tells local news outlets the shooting happened Tuesday morning southwest of Summerville.

The suspect has been identified as Steven James Mauldin, who Sheriff Schrader says now has warrants out for two counts of murder and related felony charges. The GBI says he is 38 years old, 185 pounds, 5'7" tall and has brown eyes.

None of the victims has been identified. The wounded person was taken to a hospital.

Schrader is warning area residents to beware of anyone on foot. Officials are also warning that Mauldin may be in a stolen 2003 silver Honda Civic with a GA license plate RMR8244 that may have crossed into bordering Alabama.

In Alabama, the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office is also warning the community to be on the lookout, saying that Mauldin is assumed to be armed and dangerous.

Sheriff Schrader hasn't said what might have sparked the shooting.

Chattooga County Schools Superintendent Jared Hosmer says the district has contacted area parents to ensure someone is home before students leave buses. He says schools are also contacting parents of high schoolers who drive to school.

If you have seen Mauldin, call the Chattooga County Sheriff's Office at 706-857-3411.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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