NWGA Scanner | April 25th, 2021

Dalton Police Department investigating fatal shooting outside Oyster Pub early Sunday morning

The Dalton Police Department is still investigating the fatal shooting from early Sunday morning and at this time there has still not been an arrest in the case. Investigators have determined there was a single shooter in this incident. The suspect is being described as an adult African-American male. The dispute that led to the disturbance and shooting apparently involved a woman inside of the bar, but investigators don’t have a lot of clarification right now about what led up to dispute. The victim, Mr. Rashad Goldston of Cleveland, Tennessee, was hit one time in the back while inside of his car. Multiple shots were fired, however. Investigators believe that the shooter fired at least five shots during the incident using some type of semiautomatic handgun.

PREVIOUS: The Dalton Police Department is investigating an early morning shooting outside of a local bar that left one man dead. At this time there have been no arrests in the case and the suspect is still at large. Nobody else was hurt.

The shooting happened in the parking lot of the Oyster Pub bar at 933 Market Street at approximately 2:30 Sunday morning. Preliminary information from the investigation indicates that there was a dispute or fight inside of the bar that later led to an argument and disturbance outside in the parking lot. During that disturbance, an unknown number of shots were fired and the victim, 28 year old Rashad Goldston of Cleveland, Tennessee was hit in the back, apparently while in his vehicle. Goldston attempted to flee in his car, but crashed a short distance away near the Dollar Tree location. Goldston’s vehicle flipped onto its side in the crash. When Dalton officers arrived on scene, the shooter was already gone and officers found Goldston being attended to by a nurse who was on scene. Officers provided aid to Goldston until Hamilton EMS arrived on scene. Goldston was taken by ambulance to Hamilton Medical Center where he died a few hours later.

Responding officers secured the crime scene and evidence left in the parking lot and DPD detectives responded to take over the investigation. Investigators have been interviewing witnesses and developing information on the suspect/suspects involved but at this time there is no description of the shooter to release.

This incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information on this shooting or the identity of the shooter is asked to please contact Detective Aaron Simpson at 706-278-9085, extension 253.