Man Shot, Killed in Apparent Robbery

The 28-year-old Cartersville man, who was found at a MLK Jr. Drive car wash, had been "mudding" with family early Sunday

A local man was shot and killed last night in an apparent robbery and Cartersville police have no suspects.

Chief Tommy Culpepper said in a news release officers were dispatched at 11:08 p.m. to the Sun-Glo Car Wash on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in response to a call about a man lying in the car wash next to a pickup truck.

When they arrived, officers found Randal Statler Jr., 28, of Cartersville, who was deceased. 

Authorities believe Statler, who appears to have been shot once, was the victim of a robbery. He apparently had been “mudding” earlier with family members and went to the car wash to clean his pickup truck.

Investigators don't know how much, if any, money was taken from Statler.

"We have had several officers and investigators working on this unfortunate incident throughout the night," Culpepper said in a statement. The investigation continues.

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muddinthendead December 19, 2012 at 12:45 AM
rip rj..chs'02
Brande Poulnot December 19, 2012 at 02:43 AM
They just moved to the new public safety headquarters building on Cassville Road. I think the move was sometime last week. Here's more about the new building: http://patch.com/A-m7fT and photos http://patch.com/A-wkhf
d1 December 19, 2012 at 03:29 AM
Brande, Really, you consider my response a personal attack when a guy is murdered washing his car right near the high school. If that was your relative, would you think the same. Justice is law enforcement wasting this piece of trash that took an innocent life.
Brande Poulnot December 19, 2012 at 03:34 AM
No, no, not you d1. I deleted two comments from two other users. Sorry for the confusion!
steve December 23, 2012 at 11:44 PM


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