DALTON, Ga. - Police from Dalton have arrested a man accused of shooting outside a local bar and killing one man early Sunday morning.
Police said they arrested 26-year-old Devon Wheeler of Chattanooga, Tennessee, for early Tuesday morning at a motel in Smyrna with the assistance of the Cobb County Police Department. Wheeler was arrested without incident and charged with felony murder in the death of 28-year-old Rashad Goldston of Cleveland, Tennessee. Wheeler is also charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Officials said the shooting happened in the parking lot of the Oyster Pub bar on the 900 block of Market Street around 2:30 a.m. Sunday.
According to investigators, the incident began with a dispute between Goldston and Wheeler's girlfriend that turned into an argument outside in the parking lot.
During the argument, officials said Wheeler started firing shots, hitting Goldston in the back while he was in his gray Hyundai Santa Fe.
Goldston tried to flee but crashed and flipped his car a short distance away, police said, flipping the vehicle in the parking lot of a nearby dollar store.
Medics rushed Goldston to Hamilton Medical Center. He died from his injuries a few hours later.
Police said Wheeler had already fled by the time officers got to the scene, but investigators were able to determine Wheeler was the shooter and that he'd traveled to Smyrna.
Officers from the Cobb County Police Department SWAT team assisted with the arrest at a Smyrna motel at approximately 5 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Wheeler is currently being held in the Cobb County Jail, officials said, and is expected to be transported to the Whitfield County jail later on Tuesday.
Download the FOX 5 Atlanta app for breaking news and weather alerts.