By Aisha I. Jefferson
A Stockbridge woman's death early Wednesday morning marked Henry County's first homicide of the year and the third one in the past six months, according to Henry County Police Lt. Jason Bolton
Law enforcement agents statewide are searching for 34-year-old Omar Lashley, of Stockbridge, who is wanted for questioning in connection with the shooting death of his girlfriend, Katrina Jordan. Lashley also uses the alias Omal Lashley, according to a Henry Police wanted flier.
Omar Lashley and Jordan, 32, were arguing around 2:15 a.m. Wednesday at their home when the shooting occurred, according to Bolton.
Police found Jordan's body outside their home on Valley Drive in Stockbridge after responding to a 911 call. Two girls, who neighbors said are thought to be 10 and 5, also lived with the couple, but their relationship to either Lashley or Jordan was not immediately known.
"The children were not at the residence at the time of the incident and they are safe now with relatives," Bolton said.
Lashley is described as 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 210 pounds with two gold front teeth. Bolton said Lashley should be considered armed and dangerous.
DeKalb County Police found Lashley's dark green 1992 Infiniti Q45 shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday inside a parking lot at A-Action Safemasters Lock & Key shop on Glenwood Road in Decatur.
Bolton said he does not know where Lashley may be headed or how he may be getting around.
William Norton, a neighbor of Lashley and Jordan, said the couple moved next door to him three or four months ago.
Norton said he was not home when Jordan was slain, and he said he never talked to them or heard them fight.
He described Jordan as quiet, and he said the two girls that lived with the couple are nice.
Another neighbor said his children sometimes played with the girls. "I believe they were 10 and 5. I believe they are probably her children," he said.
Both neighbors described the neighborhood as quiet and said they are shocked the incident happened.
"I just hope they catch him," Norton said.
Anyone with information about Lashley should call the Henry County Police Detective Division at (770) 954-2485 or the Henry County 911 Center at night or on weekends, at (770) 957-9121.