Valdosta Police identify murder victim

Valdosta Police identify murder victim

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Police have released the identity of a man who was shot and killed in Valdosta Monday night, just before 7:00.

VPD says Lenton Swint, 21, was shot in the head in the 1000 block of Cherokee Street, and died at South Georgia Medical Center.

The police reports says that a friend of the victim, walked with to Swint's house, and saw two black men standing in the yard, who asked to speak with a resident of the home. The friend said he later heard a knock at the door, and a gunshot, then found the victim had been shot.

Police say this does not appear to be a random crime, and evidence has been collected by the Crime Scene Unit and Detectives who are at this time following up on that information.

"We are looking at every lead, we are following every tip, we are collecting evidence. I believe they went out and canvased again today," said Capt. Kari Williams of  Valdosta Police.

Chief Brian Childress asks anyone with information regarding this case to contact the Persons' Crime Unit at 229-293-3145 or leave an anonymous tip by calling 229-293-3091.

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