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One man killed, two more shot in Auburn crime spree

AUBURN -- A Barrow County man shot three men, killing one, Tuesday night before carjacking a truck and fleeing to the Buford area, where he was apprehended, authorities said.

James Bush, 42, is charged in the crime spree that began about 8:40 p.m. in a Woodview Drive yard near Auburn, police said.

A motive for the shootings is under investigation, said Barrow County Sheriff's Office spokesman Maj. Todd Druse.

Police said Bush opened fire outside the residence, where they found two men injured in the front yard and another dead in a nearby vehicle. The two injured men were transported to area hospitals where their conditions weren't known Wednesday. Police did not immediately identify the victims.

After the shootings, Druse said Bush fled the scene in a black 2000 Ford F-150, which he crashed on nearby Carl-Cedar Hill Road.

Bush then carjacked a passerby who'd stopped to render assistance, fleeing in the victim's silver 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, Druse said.

Just after 10 p.m., Barrow County authorities looking for Bush were notified by Gwinnett police the suspect had been stopped and arrested in Buford, Druse said.

An investigation is ongoing.