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June 12, 2008
Ochlocknee-- It was just before 8:00 Wednesday night in the yard of Eddie Myrick's mobile home, one block from downtown Ochlocknee. Neighbors and family members were present when what seemed like a small argument turned deadly. "We interviewed some witnesses that saw what happened. There was an altercation between father and son about a vehicle parked in the front yard," said Thomas County Investigator Tim Watkins.
Apparently the car belongs to Eddie Myrick's son, Demetrius. The senior Myrick wanted it moved to clean up the yard for a family reunion. When they began to fight, investigators say Demetrius shot his father in the face. "Mr. Demetrius Myrick was taken into custody and the EMTs worked on Mr. Eddie Myrick, he was transported to the hospital where he expired," said Watkins.
Myrick's nephew, Raymond Wright, Jr. said, "It was sad because my uncle was just like my father. After my father passed, he took the place of my father."
Investigators remained until late last night searching for the gun but only came up with the magazine. Watkins explained, "It's quite difficult to maneuver through this yard, it's overgrown, but we've been out here since 9 doing a great search of everything out here." A few hours into the search today, with daylight on their side, they got a break just after noon "Just now found the weapon itself."
And while the recovery helps their case, investigators did not want a child or someone else to find the gun. "We're glad to have it for evidentiary value but the public safety issue was the more important issue," Watkins said.
For the victim's family, the loss is twice as hard since the suspect is also a relative. "That's my family, that's my cousin. I can't turn my back on him," Wright said. Through the shock and grief, people who knew Eddie Myrick say the good and hard-working man can never be replaced in their community.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Thomasville Police Department are assisting the Thomas County Sheriff's office with the search and investigation.