Victim identified in Sumter Co. fatal shooting

Victim identified in Sumter Co. fatal shooting
Fatal shooting (Source: WALB)

AMERICUS, Ga. (WALB) - The victim of Wednesday’s fatal shooting in Sumter County has been identified.

It happened in the Rainbow Terrace area around 6 p.m.

Deputies said when they arrived on the scene with first responders, they found Chauncey Goodwin dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the coroner were notified, the sheriff’s office reported.

GBI officials said Corderious Smith, 26, is the person of interest in this case.

The release said it appears to be an isolated incident and that law enforcement is not actively looking for additional suspects.

On Friday, Sheriff Eric D. Bryant issued this release:

On 11-25-2020 at approximately 6:05 Pm, Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the Rainbow Terrace area in reference to a person shot. Deputies along with First Responders arrived on scene to find one male deceased from an apparent gunshot. The Georgia Bureau of Investigations and the Coroner were notified. The victim identified as Chauncey Goodwin, male, 25 years of age, and the person of interest identified as Corderious Smith, male, 26 years of age. This appears to be an isolated incident and therefore Law Enforcement is not actively looking for additional suspects. The Georgia Bureau of Investigations along with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is still actively investigating. More information will be released at a later time.

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