MURDER USA Eron Buggs Wanted in St. Mary’s for Homicide, Nabbed in Georgia After Shooting at Police Officers, Shooting Self
DALTON, GA. – Eron Naseem Buggs, of 45975 Foxchase Drive, Apt. 405, Lexington Park, Maryland, shot at Dalton Georgia Police Officers on February 24, 2023, and then shot himself, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and is wanted in St. Mary’s County for murder.
Buggs lured police to his location by calling 911 and saying he wanted to turn himself into the Dalton Police but shot at arriving officers. The Dalton Police didn’t return fire as Buggs fled into a wooded area.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation reports that it is investigating an aggravated assault on Dalton Police Department officers. Eron Naseem Buggs, 23, was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service for murder warrants from St. Mary’s County, Maryland, and armed robbery warrants from Coweta County, Georgia. Maryland court records do not show a murder warrant for Buggs as of Feb. 26, 2023. However, a warrant could have been sealed pending an arrest.
On Friday, February 24, 2023, Buggs was at 815 Shugart Road in Dalton, Georgia, when he called 911 to say he wanted to turn himself in. Dalton Police Department officers were dispatched to that address. When the officers arrived, Buggs shot at the officers. The officers took cover and did not fire their weapons. Buggs then retreated behind the apartments and into the woods, where he shot himself. Once the officers were able to approach him safely, medical treatment started.
Buggs was taken to a local hospital and then flown by Lifeforce Helicopter to a trauma center, Erlanger Medical Center, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Buggs was taken to Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton and later taken by Lifeforce Helicopter to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
GUN DISPLAYED BY BUGGS DURING FIGHT AT WAWA
Buggs was charged for his role in threatening a gun at several persons during a fight in the Wawa located on Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville on October 17, 2021.
The St. Mary’s County Circuit Court Grand Jury indicted Buggs (DOB 06/03/19999) on a charge of reckless endangerment and felony assault charges on March 7, 2022.
Buggs entered a guilty plea to reckless endangerment, and the felony charges were dropped on April 27, 2022, in a plea deal with St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz, resulting in a prison sentence of two years with all but 200 days of the sentence suspended as part of the deal. Buggs was given credit for the time served pending trial. Of six charges that Buggs faced in Circuit Court before Judge Joseph Stanalonis, he entered a guilty plea to misdemeanor reckless endangerment while charges of first and second-degree assault and use of a firearm in a violent crime were all dropped by Fritz.