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Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
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Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 10:50 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:50:57 GMT
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life. Now the family of Barbara Bass is speakingMore >>
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:38 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:38:36 GMT
Dougherty County Police Officer issues seat belt citation
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The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe.More >>
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The Albany Dougherty County Post of the American Legion will be on the lawn of the Albany Mall Saturday morning at 8:00 to erect 122 white crosses. They are there to represent the men and women fromMore >>
The Albany Dougherty County Post of the American Legion will be on the lawn of the Albany Mall Saturday morning at 8:00 to erect 122 white crosses.More >>
June 11, 2007
Cordele -- One brother is dead, another in jail as investigators try to sort out details in a fatal shooting that took place shortly before 1 AM Sunday.
29-year old Shannon Key of Crisp County was found dead inside a truck early Sunday in Cordele. Police say his brother Ramie shot him in the head.
Family members are grieving today over the death of Shannon Key.
Key, who required the use of a wheelchair from a 2004 accident, was riding in a truck along with his brother, 30-year-old Ramie Key, and a cousin 29-year-old Travis Summers around 1 AM Sunday in Cordele when police say Ramie Key discharged a handgun striking his brother in the head.
Cordele Police Chief Dwayne Orrick says it did not appear the brothers had a bad relationship.
"There was no bad blood between the brothers. From what we understand they were close. The two Key boys from my understanding were cousins with Mr. Summers and they were all riding together in the car. But there was some discussion or argument that occurred and we're not sure of all the details yet," says Orrick.
Distraught over the shooting, police say Ramie Key ran from the scene of the shooting to his home where he attempted to commit suicide. Leaving Summer's behind with the body still inside the truck.
Police say the shooting occurred on the 100 block of 22nd Avenue in Cordele. Travis Summers drove a truck with the body inside to his home on 4th Avenue. That is where police found Shannon Key.
Shannon was dead when police found him still inside the truck. In the mean time they were dispatched to the attempted suicide where they apprehended Ramie Key. He is in Crisp County Detention Center on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
With more charges likely pending, Cordele Police is working alongside the GBI with the investigation.
Chief Orrick adds, "They still have to look at the scene, they have to look at some more stuff at the car and do some more interviews to find out what the evidence supports the statements. From there we can determine if and who needs to be charged.
Still with many questions left unanswered, the mother of Shannon and Ramie Key, says she is upset over the tragic loss but knows that her sons both cared for one another.
Cordele Police says that alcohol was involved in the incident. Chief Orrick also added Monday that the handgun used in the shooting was likely stolen.