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Police call West Point death 'narcotics transaction turned south'

50-year-old Reggie Pearson from Valley, Alabama was shot and killed. (Source: West Point Police) 50-year-old Reggie Pearson from Valley, Alabama was shot and killed. (Source: West Point Police)
West Point police are searching for three murder suspects: Octavious Bridges, Trent Murphy and Eric Bridges (Source: West Point Police) West Point police are searching for three murder suspects: Octavious Bridges, Trent Murphy and Eric Bridges (Source: West Point Police)

WEST POINT, GA (WTVM) -  Police in West Point are investigating a deadly shooting of a 50-year-old Alabama man.

The shooting happened at a home in the West Point neighborhood on Dogwood Circle.

“It was a lot of gunshots," said neighbor Carlton Reed. 

Around 8 p.m. on Wednesday, police say the owner of a home on Dogwood Circle called 911 because the owner came home to an unknown man sitting on the front porch with a gun in hand.

The homeowner backed out of the driveway and peeled off. Before police arrived at the scene, several shots fired off.

“I grabbed my son and we went in the house and stayed in and got on the floor for a little while... we didn’t come back out," said Reed.

Police say the man on the porch, 50-year-old Reggie Pearson from Valley, Alabama was shot and killed.

“We believe this is a narcotics transaction and they attempted to rob the victim of money and narcotics," said West Point Police Captain Robert Fawley 

Authorities say they are looking for three suspects driving in a black 4 door sedan with a paper license plate seen driving away from the crime scene.

The three suspects they are looking for are Octavious Bridges, 24, Trent Murphy, 24, and Eric Bridges, 25.

“It was real shocking. I hate it happened in West Point," said Reed. 

“We do not believe there is any threat to the community. We believe this was an arranged narcotics transaction that went south where the individuals making the purchase intended on robbing the victim," said Captain Fawley.

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