UPDATE: Victim identified in Cordele homicide

UPDATE: Victim identified in Cordele homicide
Cordele police responded to a shots fired call on 4th Avenue and 3rd Street. (Source: WALB)

CORDELE, Ga. (WALB) - An early Tuesday morning homicide is still under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Cordele Police Department (CPD).

Cordele police responded to a shots fired call on 4th Avenue and 3rd Street. Police found a man dead and he was later identified as Jared Gherefiel, 31, of Cordele, according to the Cordele Police Department.

Capt. Andrew Roufs, Cordele Police Department.
Capt. Andrew Roufs, Cordele Police Department. (Source: WALB)

“We are saddened by this senseless loss of life and are working diligently to identify those involved,” Lewis Green, Cordele police chief, said.

CPD Capt. Andrew Roufs said they need the community’s help in this investigation.

“Hopefully somebody. Multiple people hopefully heard or saw something," Roufs said. “Vehicle leaving the area, person running from the area, strange noises in their backyard, any of those things could help us eventually identify where maybe additional people may have been hiding. All of those things could help us."

Roufs said in a Wednesday release that police are “still working leads and interviewing subjects.”

This is a developing story and we will update as more information becomes available.

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