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13 Dec, 2019 14:34

One killed in 'workplace violence' shooting at Dart Container plant in Conyers, Georgia

One killed in 'workplace violence' shooting at Dart Container plant in Conyers, Georgia

One employee was shot at a food service plant in Conyers, Georgia, and later died. Local schools were placed on lockdown while police hunted for a suspect, who was later caught in the neighboring state of Alabama.

A contract employee identified as Cameron Golden was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with murdering fellow employee Taurus Andrews.

Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett described the shooting as "workplace violence," but said that Golden's motives were still being investigated.

“We don't if Mr. Golden was upset with Dart Container, was he upset with any particular person there? We just don't know those answers as of yet," Levett told reporters on Friday evening.

Gunfire broke out at the plant on Friday morning, after Golden entered the Dart Container Corp. facility at about 7am local time and shot an employee. 

The victim, identified as Andrews, later passed away from his injuries at an area hospital.

Shortly after the incident, Levett said his deputies had identified a “person of interest” and were conducting a manhunt. Three local schools were locked down as a precaution.

Conyers is a suburb of Atlanta. Dart Container is the world’s largest manufacturer of styrofoam cups and containers for the food industry.

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