Georgia Teenager Behind Bars In Connection With Fatal Shooting Last Spring, Police Say

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Source: Grady County Jail; UNSPLASH

Oct. 13 2022, Published 11:12 a.m. ET

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced the arrest of a teenager who they believe is responsible for the fatal shooting of a man last spring.

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Christopher Tyreq James, 18, is charged with murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in connection with the May 2021 killing of Derrick Herring in Cairo, WALB reported.

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Police responding to a call about shots fired found Herring, 56, lying dead near a roadway.


According to WALB, James was arrested not far from the scene where the victim was gunned down. No motive has been released in the case.

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James was being held at the Grady County jail.

The investigation is ongoing.


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