Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:25:58 GMT
At 2:35 a.m. Monday, 23 year-old Shakendra Battles was standing outside her home at 1808 N. Lee Street with two other people when a black car drove by and fired multiple shots in the direction of the house. More >>
At 2:35 a.m. Monday, 23 year-old Shakendra Battles was standing outside her home at 1808 N. Lee Street with two other people when a black car drove by and fired multiple shots in the direction of the house.
Crime scene tape has been a haunting but all too familiar sight in many parts of Southwest Georgia. With 12 homicides reported in 6 counties, more than half remain under investigation or with the suspected killer(s) on the loose.
One of the first homicides of the year came just 5 days into January when family members of 68-year-old Lucius Buchanan found him shot to do death inside his Dawson home. While investigators determined that robbery was the motive, so far, no suspects have been named in the case.
It was 10 days later on January 15th when 82-year-old Arthur Mosely was found stabbed to death multiple times inside his Lee County home off Pettis Road in Smithville. Investigators interviewed dozens of people but so far, no arrests have been made. The GBI is currently awaiting forensic evidence to come back in the case.
On January 17th, Albany Police began an investigation into their second homicide of the year. 52-year-old John Barbre was discovered on the ground, unconsious outside of an east Albany library January 15th. He died from injuries two days after investigators say he was hit in the head with a blunt object. So far police have not charged anyone with his murder.
Investigators in Early County are still looking for the gunman who shot and killed a 23-year-old Early County woman. Korynda Reed, who was 5-months pregnant, was shot in the head outside of a Blakely night club on February 3rd after a gunman opened fire along North Church Street just after 1 a.m. Several witnesses at the scene have been interviewed but no arrests have been made.
In Albany's third homicide of the year, police are asking for the publics help in locating 21-year old Yolanda Shakilla Cleveland and 30-year-old Neil Adam Smith. Investigators say they were behind the February 14th shooting death of 24-year-old Cleveland Carter who was gunned down inside his car along Magnolia Avenue.
If you have information related to any of these cases you are urged to contact law enforcement office.