Judge denies bond for man accused of shooting ex, stabbing K-9 officer
CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - The man accused of murdering his live-in girlfriends and then stabbing a K-9 officer during a manhunt will remain behind bars.
Randy Young appeared before a Clayton County judge Monday morning and was denied bond on the charges.
Officers were called to the Brookstone Apartments on the 1000 block of Garden Walk Boulevard Sunday morning around 9:30 a.m. after reports that there were shots fired. When the officers entered the apartment, they found a woman lying on the floor with multiple bullet wounds.
By the time medics arrived at the scene, the unidentified woman was dead.
After an investigation, police determined that the shooting was a domestic incident. Authorities say the victim had traveled to the apartment with a family member to get her things from the apartment after a breakup and was confronted by suspect Randy Young.
According to the family member, the suspect was holding a gun. Police say Young then fired at them, hitting the woman while they attempted to get away.
Police say Young then fled on foot. He was later tracked by Clayton County Sheriff's deputies to an area near Allen Drive in Riverdale.
During this manhunt, Young stabbed K-9 Officer Odin twice in the neck and jaw before being subdued, officials said.
Officers then recovered a firearm and a knife from the suspect.
Young was arrested five hours after the shooting in a wooded area near Allen Drive in Riverdale. He's facing charges of malice murder, felony obstruction, aggravated assault, cruelty to animals, and injury to a police dog.
Medics transported K-9 Officer Odin to a local animal hospital where he is in stable condition.