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Police probing alleged random shooting

By Daniel Silliman

dsilliman@news-daily.com

There was blood on the porch, its walls and ceiling, at 1342 Winslow Drive.

Blood was also spattered on the bushes next to the porch, Clayton County Police Officer Kim Auge noted in her report Thursday night. She followed a trail of blood into the Jonesboro home leading her to the living room and the bedroom. Auge stopped in the bedroom, she said in her report, to look at blood on a cup and on the bed.

All the blood apparently came from 27-year-old Atwoan Dajuan Connally's left wrist, where a bullet struck him as he was running back into his house, at about 8 p.m., Thursday.

Connally called 911, saying "someone shot him when he answered his front door," according to the police report.

The 27-year-old heard a knock, he told police, and thought it was a real estate agent. When he opened the door, however, one man was standing behind the bushes and another man was standing on the other side of the porch. One of them had a gun, a black revolver, and said, "Give it up."

Connally told police he had no idea what the man was talking about.

He described one man as a short, black male, with a red complexion, wearing a red-and-blue hooded sweat jacket. The other man, Connally said, was a tall-and-thin black male, wearing a black hooded sweat jacket.

When Connally turned to run inside, he was shot in the left wrist, according to the police report.

Auge reported that she also found a bullet on Connally's bed, and saw a hole, maybe a bullet hole, in a window frame.

A small black car was seen driving from the scene, and may have carried the two men.

When the two left, Connally said, he received an anonymous phone call and someone on the other end said, "You're dead."

Police were tracing the phone number, investigating Connally's story and looking for the two men Friday.

Anyone with information about the aggravated assault is asked to contact the Clayton County Police Department tip line at (770) 473-5400.