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Separate Friday murders still under investigation

Arrest warrant issued for suspect in Boulevard murder; man wanted for questioning in death of his wife

Tim Epperson, Matthew Strother and Asia Ashley Daily News Staff

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LaGrange police are now investigating a second murder that occurred Friday.


According to a police report, at about 11:45 p.m., LaGrange police responded to a call of an unknown problem at a residence in the 800 block of Colquitt Street.


Upon arrival, officers met with the man who made the call and he said he was unable to contact the people who lived in the house. The officers checked the inside and outside of the home and found evidence of a possible assault. As officers checked around the outside of the house, they found an unconscious woman who had apparently been assaulted.


Paramedics were called and Pamela Hardy, 43, of LaGrange, was pronounced dead at the scene. The report said Hardy had sustained wounds to her face and head.


Police are seeking her husband, Charlie Hardy, 40, of LaGrange was wanted for questioning in the crime. No arrest warrant had been issued this morning.


In another incident, police are still searching for a suspect in an earlier murder.


One man was killed outside a home on Boulevard at Ashton Street after an apparent argument led to a fatal shooting Friday afternoon.


LaGrange Police Capt. Mike Pheil said police received a call at 3:41 p.m. reporting a shooting in the 300 block of Boulevard. When officers arrived, they found Larry Strickland Jr., 36, fatally shot in the chest.


Strickland allegedly got into an argument with a man at the house, identified as Erwin Brewer, 30, of LaGrange. The two went outside and residents reported hearing two gunshots. When they came outside, they saw Strickland shot and laying in the street.


Brewer allegedly fled the scene. An arrest warrant was issued for him in the shooting and law enforcement officials were still trying to locate him this morning.


The cases were under investigation and anyone with information regarding the incidents was asked to contact LaGrange police at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000, or text an anonymous tip to 274637, keyword “LAGRANGE.” Tips also may be submitted online at www.lagrangega.org or www.facebook.com/lagrange.police.

Reach at or 706-884-7311.

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