Saturday evening update: Polk County Coroner Tony Brazier has officially identifed Quenton John Thomas Eutsey, age 30, of Atlanta as the victim of Friday’s shooting at 505 East Elm Street in Rockmart. The shooter has been identifed as Marshall Davison Crews, age 64, who resides at 505 E. Elm Street. According to the Polk County Jail report, Crews is now charged with murder/malice murder/felony murder/murder in 2nd degree; aggravated assault; and possession of firearm during commisison of or attempt to commit certain felonies. He remains at the Polk County Jail.
According to Brazier, a domestic altercation occurred at the residence just before 1 p.m. Friday. The altercation accelerated to the point that the homeowner went to retrieve a rifle and ordered the individual (Eutsey) to leave his property. Eutsey was at the home to visit Crews’ daughter. The individual would not leave the property and the homeowner shot him multiple times. Eutsey was conscious when Redmond EMS arrived on the scene. He was lifeflighted to Atlanta Medical Center and immediately taken into surgery. He was then moved into ICU where he went into cardiac arrest around 6 p.m. He was pronounced dead at 6:44 p.m. at the hospital. His body has been taken to the GBI Crime Lab for autopsy.
Friday evening update: The victim (Quenton Eutsey) succumbed to his injuries at the hospital and passed away. The charges against Marshall Crews will be upgraded to Murder. We send our prayers and condolences to both families involved.
From Rockmart Police: At 1:02 p.m. Friday, a male walked into DK’s food mart and stated that he needed an ambulance for a male that he shot across the street at 505 E Elm St. He then left the store and walked back across the street.
A deputy with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office was on patrol in the area and immediately encountered the male who walked into the store asking for help. He told the deputy that he shot “Q” twice. The deputy and other responding officers walked up to the porch of 505 E Elm St and saw a man who had been shot in the abdomen area. He was still alive and responsive.
Deputies from Polk S.O., Redmond EMS, Rockmart Fire and Rescue, officers from the Rockmart Police Department and Polk County Police Department administered first aid to the victim and detained the shooter. The shooter was identified as Marshall Crews, 505 E Elm St. The victim was identified as Quenton John Thomas Eutsey. Mr. Eutsey was transported in an ambulance to a landing zone to await pickup by a life flight helicopter. He was flown to Atlanta Medical Center for the treatment of his injuries.
Mr. Crews was taken into custody by Rockmart PD. The GBI and Rockmart PD detectives are currently processing the crime scene location at 505 E. Elm St. We are still gathering the facts and will know more later about what caused this situation to escalate. We would like to thank the quick response of our officers, the Polk County S.O., Polk County P.D., Rockmart Fire, Redmond EMS, and the GBI.