HART COUNTY, G.A. (WSPA) – Deputies say a man accused of killing a man and stabbing a woman in Hart County Monday night is in custody after a massive manhunt.
The shooting happened in the area of Friendship Road around 8:15 p.m.
Correndrick Alexander, of Hart County, was fatally shot multiple times during the incident. An unidentified female victim was shot in the leg and suffered multiple stab wounds as well, according to Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland.
The female victim was able to escape the scene and sought help two doors down where she was able to call 911.
Dozens of law enforcement officers responded to the scene, including Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Georgia State Patrol, and began a search for the suspect. Around 8:00 a.m., Sheriff Cleveland and another deputy spotted a man matching the suspect’s description and noted he had blood on his hands.
The suspect – identified as 26-year-old Larrendrick Rashad Tabor – was then taken into custody without incident 75 yards away from the parking lot of South Hart Elementary School. He was taken to AnMed Health Medical Center in Anderson receiving treatment for a severe cut that happened during the knife attack, the sheriff said.
Sheriff Cleveland said Tabor had a gun and knife in his possession at the time of his arrest.
Sheriff Mike Cleveland said that Tabor has been on the run since late December in connection with an aggravated assault.
“The allegation was that he took a machete and almost took somebody’s arm off,” Sheriff Cleveland said.
The sheriff also that that he believes the shooting in Hart County may be connected to the death of Mericus J. Scott, who was found shot to death in a retention pond on the property of the Old Appleton Mill in Anderson County.
The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office said they cannot definitively connect the two cases, but are working with authorities in Georgia to investigate.
“Our office is dedicated to working this case on all fronts to ensure that we find anyone involved in the death investigation,” said the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office in a statement. “Georgia and South Carolina have a great working relationship, especially when discussing a homicide investigation.”
Sheriff Cleveland said they suspect that the cases could all be drug and gang related.
At around 6 a.m. Tuesday, South Hart Elementary School posted on their Facebook page that the school would be closed. The elementary school is approximately 2 miles from Friendship Road.