Two arrested in connection to Cartersville DFCS office shooting

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(Courtesy: Jerrica Hale)

Police have made two arrests in connection to a shooting that happened in the parking lot of the Cartersville office of the Department of Family and Children's Services.

Stephen Jamal Herring and Amanda Nicole Young, both of Cartersville, were taken into custody in connection to the shooting. Herring was charged with aggravated assault in addition to two firearms charges. Police said he also had an outstanding warrant for sale of Marijuana in a separate case. Young was booked on obstruction charges as well as harboring a fugitive.

The shooting happened on Monday around 2:15 p.m. at 47 Brook Drive. Cartersville police said some sort of disagreement at a nearby apartment complex on Garrison Street ended up in the parking lot of the DFCS office with a shooting. The victim, identified by police as being Alex Flores, was shot to the foot. He transported himself to Cartersville Medical Facility.

Witnesses were able to point police to an apartment. Police said they found what was believed to be the weapon used in the shooting during a search.

Police arrested Herring and Young during a traffic stop near Chastain Road on Busbee Parkway.

No DFCS employees were injured and was not related to the busy conducted by the state agency. The building was placed on lockdown shortly after the incident as a precaution.

Police have not yet released the motive in the shooting.