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Cordele homicide victim identified

GBI placed more than 25 bullet markers on the scene (Source: WALB) GBI placed more than 25 bullet markers on the scene (Source: WALB)
Police and GBI investigate on South 12th Street (Source: WALB) Police and GBI investigate on South 12th Street (Source: WALB)
Ricco Rogers, Cordele resident (Source: WALB) Ricco Rogers, Cordele resident (Source: WALB)
Lillie Parker, Cordele resident (Source: WALB) Lillie Parker, Cordele resident (Source: WALB)
Jimmy Sanders, Cordele resident (Source: WALB) Jimmy Sanders, Cordele resident (Source: WALB)
CORDELE, GA (WALB) -

Officials have identified the victim of a homicide in Cordele from earlier this week.

It happened early Tuesday morning on South 12th Street near 19th Avenue West.

According to the Assistant Coroner, Kelvin Barron, 30, was shot to death.

This is the second homicide in Cordele in several days. On Saturday, one person was killed and another injured in a shooting in the 400 block of East 21st Avenue.

Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation spent most of Tuesday on the scene.

Neighbors also say they thought they heard firecrackers exploding in the middle of the night, not realizing it was someone firing a gun.

"It's just shocking. It just do something to you, shake you up. It's scary. You just don't know what could happen next. It's real scary," said Ricco Rogers, a man who lives just a couple homes away on the same street.

Residents like Rogers are now asking for the violence to end.

"I really feel kind of scared. But I know everywhere you go you're going to have problems, everywhere you go," said Rogers.

Ricco Rogers, 29, and his mother, Lillie Parker, have lived on South 12th Street for 20 years. 

"With all this violence going on we thank God for another day," said Parker. 

As Cordele natives they are saddened to learn of another death in their neighborhood, just days after a shooting a couple blocks up the road from their home.

Rogers said he has not noticed this extreme violence in his neighborhood, especially not on this street. 

"It's kind of really scary in the daytime, because you know people do stuff during the day or they could do stuff during the night. You never know," explained Rogers. 

One Cordele resident who does not live in the neighborhood is urging everyone to take action when they see or hear of suspicious activity. 

"I'm not an officer, but when they see someone with a gun, even a child or adult that's not supposed to have this gun, call the law," said Jimmy Sanders, a Cordele resident who lives on the other side of town.

Sanders said communication with the police department and sheriff's office is key for keeping communities safe.

And Rogers' has a message for his neighbors: "Stop the violence, and just love one another."

If you have any information regarding this investigation you are asked to call Cordele Police at 229-276-2921. 

This is a developing story and WALB News 10 will bring you updates as we get them.

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