HAPEVILLE, Georgia. – A man accused of shooting and killing a Florida congressman during a traffic stop may be in hiding in Georgia.
Now the police are asking for your help in finding him.
Officials say Patrick McDowell shot MP Josh Moyers, 29, during the stop around 2:30 a.m. near Micker Street in the Callahan neighborhood of US 301, about 20 miles from Jacksonville. Moyers was taken to UF Health Jacksonville with life-threatening injuries and did not survive.
Authorities say McDowell fled the scene of the shooting and should be considered “armed and dangerous”. He is also wanted for killing a Jacksonville Sheriff’s K9 deputy.
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Late Monday evening, Hapeville Police told FOX 5 that officers received a call at a local hotel indicating that a man had come to the area and matched McDowell’s description.
Officers found the possible suspect and another man heading north on Interstate 75S on a motorcycle. After a short chase, the officers lost sight of the two men.
Police said the man who is said to be McDowell rode a red “crotchless rocket-style motorcycle” with Florida plates, while the other man was described as a black man on a black Harley Davidson motorcycle.
McDowell is described as being 6 feet tall and weighing around 170 pounds. He has blue eyes, brown hair, and large earring holes in his ears.
On Monday, officials announced that the reward for information leading to McDowell’s arrest has increased to $ 54,000.
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