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Judge dismisses murder charges on south GA teen

Brandon Hallman (Source: Dougherty County Sheriff's Office) Brandon Hallman (Source: Dougherty County Sheriff's Office)
Hallman was originally charged with tampering with evidence and party to a crime. (Source: APD Facebook page) Hallman was originally charged with tampering with evidence and party to a crime. (Source: APD Facebook page)
The investigation into the shooting death still continues. (Source: APD Facebook page) The investigation into the shooting death still continues. (Source: APD Facebook page)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A judge dismissed murder and aggravated assault charges against a south Georgia teen, but the District Attorney says the criminal investigation against him continues.

The charges against 19-year old Brandon Hallman were dropped during a hearing yesterday, but he is still charged with tampering with evidence.

Hallman was charged in the August shooting death of 19-year-old Darrius Keys.

Keys was shot in the head while sitting in a car in a parking lot behind an apartment complex on Cedar Avenue.

Hallman was arrested in Camilla later that night.

"The matter is still ongoing. The investigation is still ongoing and ultimately the matter will be presented to a grand jury for it's determination about the evidence," said District Attorney Greg Edwards. "And the evidence is still under investigation, still being developed."

Hallman was released on bond after those charges were dismissed.

No one else has been charged.

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