A family member of the man contacted Liberty County Sheriff, William Bowman, and arrangements were made for him to turn himself in. Bowman notified HPD Chief Lloyd Slater regarding the development of the incident which led to the death of Rosemary Michael, 56 of Hinesville.
Detectives from HPD were waiting for the man who was quickly taken to the police department for questioning.
Michael was shot and killed Wednesday night, Jan. 20, in what police say appears to have been a robbery attempt.
According to Hinesville Police Department Criminal Investigation Division Commander, Capt. Tracey Howard, Michael appears to have been the victim of an attempted robbery at a convenience store located on the corner of Memorial Drive and Gause Street. Howard said officers were dispatched to the location at 6:03 p.m. after they got a 911 call of a car jacking. When officers arrived they found Michael on the ground on the driver's side of her vehicle. She was unresponsive.
Emergency medical personnel attempted to revive Michael, unsuccessfully, and later she was pronounced dead.
Howard said a tape of the shooting shows Michael was approached by a suspect wearing dark clothing. The suspect approached her from the driver's side and from the front of the vehicle.
Howard said the suspect appeared to make some kind of verbal demand at Michael. As Michael searched through her vehicle a commotion took place and the suspect allegedly produced a gun and fired at the Michael striking her.
Howard said one shell casing was recovered. After allegedly shooting Michael the suspect fled across the street to the Liberty Prayer Church where a woman was sitting in her vehicle. The suspect allegedly pulled the gun on the woman and demanded her vehicle. The woman was not hurt during the car jacking.
Police are looking for a 2018 Dodge Journey with a Georgia tag of RSK-1958