CONYERS, Ga. (CBS46) – Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett confirmed an employee was fatally shot at the Dart container plant in Conyers early Friday morning.
Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives arrested the suspected shooter, Cameron Corvell Golden, at a bus station in Birmingham, Alabama. The 18-year-old was booked into the Jefferson County jail around 4 p.m.
Golden is a temporary employee for Dart, working through a temp service. according to Sheriff Levett. He entered the facility at about 7 a.m.
Golden is accused of killing Taurus Andrews. The victim was an employee in his forties. He was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to Sheriff Levett.
A third person, initially believed to be involved in the situation, was detained but later released.
Police are not certain what type of weapon the shooter had or how many times he fired shots.
Nearby businesses and three schools, Rockdale County High School, Rockdale Magnet School and C.J. Hicks Elementary School, were placed on precautionary lockdown, but the lockdown was later lifted.
Dart Container Corporation released a statement on its website saying, in part:
"Counseling support will be available to our Conyers employees and we will support the affected employee and family throughout this tragic event. The facility will remain closed until further notice."
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