Shooting Victim Recovering at Home

The Cartersville man was shot three times during an altercation after confronting someone about selling drugs to his daughter, police say.

Updated Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.

Cartersville police say Tony Collum, who was shot three times, is recovering at home after released from treatment at Grady Hospital.

Update Tuesday, 3:20 p.m.

A man was airlifted to after being shot during an altercation at a home on Maple Drive in .

According to a news release from the , Tony Collum, 44, went to the residence at 110 Maple Drive to confront someone there about an individual taking his daughter to buy drugs. At some point, Collum and the homeowner, 53-year-old Mark Alan Harris, got into a physical altercation, during which the victim was shot three times at close range with a .32 caliber handgun, twice in the left shoulder and chest area, and once in the buttocks.

Harris was on scene when police arrived and was taken into custody. Two other subjects at the residence were detained for questioning. No other names have been released.

Original report, 2:36 p.m.

One person was shot twice during an incident this afternoon at 110 Walnut Drive. 

The victim was transported to the hospital. No other information, including the severity of the injuries, was immediately available. The is working the incident.

NoHideBryanCobb June 28, 2012 at 04:51 PM
The parents are the ones who write the data to the blank hard-drive! That's for sure. Parents must control who you are allowed to "run-around-with!"
Brick Mason June 28, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Brande Poulnot has become a little more seasoned as a reporter, but I can tell you in the past she would report charges as facts with an assumption of guilt. She was wrong several times. It is my hope that wisdom would start prevailing with her.
a concearned parent June 29, 2012 at 07:46 AM
Excuse me someone told me it was someone else...sorry for the earlier posting... but I still think, that his daughter needs to face punishment, instead of putting all the blame on the other kid..
jeff June 30, 2012 at 01:23 PM
WGCL is reporting they spoke on the phone, then Collum and his brother got in their vehicle and drove over to the Harris' home. Once there a fight started and Collum starting hitting the 17 year old. It appears to be a disparity of force issue. I think it bodes well for Harris' defense.
jeff June 30, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Sorry it was WAGA.


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