Updated: A Dart Container Corp. employee was shot to death Dec. 13 at a company facility in Conyers, Ga., allegedly by a temporary worker.
Tauras Andrews died after being shot around 7 a.m., during a shift change, at the facility that makes thermoformed foodservice packaging.
Hours later, police arrested a man suspected to be the shooter about 170 miles away from Conyers, in Birmingham, Ala., according to Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett.
Other workers at the Dart plant identified the shooter, police said.
"We began that tracking immediately once we identified who the suspect was," Levett said in a press conference broadcast by the department on Facebook.
Dozens of law enforcement officials descended onto the scene, later interviewing workers who had been evacuated to a nearby church, Levett said during a news conference.
Local schools were locked down near the plant as police searched for the shooter.
Dart, in a statement, confirmed one person had been shot and the company was working with local authorities. The company referred the matter to local law enforcement for additional details.
Andrews, 42, started working at Dart in June 2018 as a utility worker, the company said. "Our hearts go out to his family and we are supporting them during this most difficult of times," Dart said in a statement.
Dart described the alleged shooter as a "temporary agency employee" who worked at the site. "This appears to be an isolated incident," the company said.
"Our Conyers facility will remain closed until further notice," Dart said. "Our Conyers coworkers are part of our Dart family, and we offer them our condolences for the loss of their coworker and compassion as they process this heartbreaking incident."
Conyers is located just east of Atlanta.