According to Pike County Sheriff Jimmy Thomas, there was an open murder warrant for 43-year-old Randall Keith Fisher for the 6:30 p.m. Friday slaying of John Harvey Bedford III in Cobb County.
With Fisher having relatives in Pike County, an alert was sent to the Pike County Sheriff’s Office to be on the lookout for him and a 2008 Honda Civic he was believed to be driving.
A Pike County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted the vehicle near the farmer’s market site off U.S. Highway 19 at 5:24 p.m. Saturday, and, with the assistance of the Zebulon Police Department, initiated a felony traffic stop.
“Fisher suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound from a rifle while deputies were performing the felony traffic stop,” said Maj. David Neal of the Pike County Sheriff’s Office. “He expired at Spalding Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.”
“It is unclear whether the weapon Fisher used to shoot himself was the murder weapon,” Thomas said.
The homicide is still under investigation in Cobb County.