Note: The following item was provided by the Paulding County Sheriffs Office for publication. – KtE
Paulding Deputies arrest an 18 year old Union City man for the murder of a Paulding County resident on Saturday October 14, 2023. The 18 year old, later identified as Oscar Ubaldo Vega-Aguirre (H/M, 18 YOA), came to 317 Shenandoah Drive Hiram, GA on Saturday at approximately 1:30 PM to buy a dirt bike from the owner/victim after seeing it advertised online.
When Vega-Aguirre got there, he met with the owner/victim, Joshua Alan Swink (W/M, 41 YOA).
After a brief interaction between Swink and Vega-Aguirre, a confrontation arose. As a result of that confrontation/disagreement between the two men, Vega-Aguirre shot Swink multiple times, ultimately killing him.
Vega-Aguirre fled the scene on foot where he tried to enlist a ride from a ride share service.
Thanks to some of our alert Deputies combined with witnesses giving an excellent description of Vega-Aguirre, our Deputies were able to perform a traffic stop on the ride share service vehicle before it left the county, ultimately taking Vega-Aguirre into custody without incident. Vega-Aguirre has been charged with the following offenses:
Oscar Ubaldo Vega-Aguirre (H/M, 18 YOA) was charged with felony murder, malice murder and aggravated assault, all felonies.
Vega-Aguirre is currently being held in the Paulding County Jail with no bond.
Detectives want to encourage anyone who may have seen this incident unfold, or have any additional information about it to call the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Tip Line at (770) 443-3047 or send a message via the free Paulding Sheriff mobile app.