Deputies arrested Dover’s friend, 32-year-old Justin Blane Smart, who remained at the home after the shooting, according to Henson. He has been charged with murder and aggravated assault.
Smart was booked into the Paulding County Jail early Sunday morning and remains there without bond, online jail records show. Henson said more charges are likely as the investigation continues.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the sheriff’s office’s criminal investigations tip line at 770-443-3047.