HCSO 2023 Annual Report


On July 15, 2023, tragedy struck Henry County, shaking its communities to the core with a devastating act of violence. It was a day that shattered the tranquility of a community, leaving scars that will endure for years to come. On that fateful morning, a peaceful Hampton, Georgia neighborhood was rocked by gunfire as a lone gunman, identified as 40-year-old Andre Longmore, claimed the lives of four innocent individuals. Among the victims were Hampton residents Scott and Shirley Leavitt, Steve Blizzard, and Ron Jeffers. In the aftermath of the tragedy, law enforcement agencies launched a massive manhunt to apprehend the suspected perpetrator responsible for the heinous act. The pursuit spanned hours into the following day, with authorities tirelessly combing through the county in search of Longmore, who had fled the scene. As part of their efforts, the Henry County Sheriff's Office offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or capture of Andre Longmore, underscoring the urgency and gravity of the situation.

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