Update: 1 killed in Valdosta shooting, 1 arrested

Published: Sep. 21, 2021 at 10:01 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 23, 2021 at 8:21 AM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - A 23-year-old man was killed in a shooting that happened in a Valdosta neighborhood Monday afternoon, according to the Valdosta Police Department (VPD).

It happened in the 800 block of South Fry Street around 4 p.m. Police said several residents called about the shooting.

When police arrived, they found the victim was shot in his chest. The victim, later identified as Brandon Bryant, was taken to South Georgia Medical Center and he was pronounced dead on arrival.

On Wednesday, Decorius Montainse Sirmans, 23, was arrested in connection to the shooting. Police said the two knew each other.

Sirmans was charged with felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. He was taken to the Lowndes County Jail.

VPD said further charges are pending and the incident is still under investigation.

“I am so proud of the continuous great job that officers and detectives do daily. They worked tirelessly to ensure that this offender was taken off of the streets. This was a senseless act of violence that took the life of a young man for no reason,” Leslie Manahan, Valdosta police chief, said.

Copyright 2021 WALB. All rights reserved.