77-year-old man murdered in his apartment in Georgia, suspects arrested

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Source: Perry Police Department

Jul. 26 2021, Published 5:11 p.m. ET

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A 77-year-old man was murdered over the weekend in Georgia and two suspects are in cuffs in connection to his killing.

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Perry police received a call for shots fired at around 11:15 p.m. July 24 at the Mason Terrace Apartments.

Officers found the victim, Willie Jacox, 77, shot multiple times and unresponsive, according to police. Jacox was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Witnesses told officers they saw a man and woman walking quickly away from the area where the shooting happened.

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Officers located the suspects, Cornelius Murray, 19, and Natajah Culpepper, 18, and arrested the two. Police have not said if the suspects knew the victim or detailed a possible motive for the killing.

Murray was charged with murder and Culpepper was charged with murder—party to a crime. Both Murray and Culpepper were arrested and taken to the Houston County Detention Center.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Quridsha Gilliam at (478) 988-2834 or Cpt. Heath Dykes at (478) 988-2822.

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