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Man Found Dead Outside Georgia Home, Suspect Arrest. But, Police Have Not Said What Led To The Killing.

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Source: MEGA; Byron police

Oct. 8 2022, Published 3:04 p.m. ET

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A man was found shot dead in a yard and now another person faces murder charges, police said.

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This week, police in Byron, Georgia, announced the arrest of Rodney Slocumb in connection to the case.

On Sept. 30, police responded to Shady Bank Lane for a report of a shooting. When police arrived, they found 46-year-old Claude Deaton outside the residence with a gunshot wound.

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He was taken to the hospital, where he died.

Police identified Slocumb as the suspect and he was arrested at the scene. However, police have not released a motive in the case.

Slocumb was charged with murder, and police say further charges are pending. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the case.


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