An employee was shot and killed at a food-service container plant in Georgia, sheriff says

A worker at a food-service container plant near Atlanta was shot and killed Friday, and the shooter was later caught in Alabama, Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett said.

Gunfire was reported at Dart Container Corp. in Conyers, about 25 miles east of downtown Atlanta, around 7 a.m., the company said.

“The motive behind the shooting is still under investigation,” the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.

Levett identified the killed worker as Taurus Andrews.

Employees are giving statements to law enforcement off site, and the company is “working closely with the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Department, the Conyers Police Department and other law enforcement agencies on the investigation,” Dart said.

Levett said the suspect was later taken into custody at a Greyhound bus station in Birmingham.