13-Year-Old Boy Arrested, and Charged as an Adult, After Shooting and Killing 20-Year-Old on Easter!
LaGrange, Georgia police have arrested a 13-year-old boy for a violent shooting that took place on Easter Sunday.
The LaGrange Police Department tells FOX 5 that officers found 20-year-old Davaris Lindsey shot multiple times when they responded to a shooting on the 200 block of McGregor Street near Colquitt Street Easter Sunday.
Medics rushed Lindsey to a Wellstar West Georgia Medical for treatment before he was transported to a metro area hospital in critical condition. Wednesday, police say that Lindsey died as a result of his injures.
The suspect, 13-year-old Jayden Gunsby, was publicly identified by police on Monday. An arrest warrant was issued for Gunsby but, before he could be picked up on the street, the child came into the police station and surrendered.
LaGrange Police Lieutenant Mark Cavender said Gunsby did fire shots in the shooting. Lt. Cavender said Gunsby isn't the only suspect but is the only one who's been publicly named as of now.
Lt. Cavender said Gunsby and Lindsey knew of one another but wouldn't elaborate on how or on a possible motive due to the investigation still being active.
"Some of the parties that we know that may be involved do have gang ties. So we're definitely looking at the gang aspect as well," explained Lt. Cavender.
There's been a lot of comments on social media after LaGrange Police released Gunsby's picture considering his age. Lt. Cavender confirmed the district attorney decided to charge Gunsby as an adult in the homicide.
"Murder is considered one of the seven deadly sins in the state of Georgia. There are seven types of felonies where a juvenile, as long as they're 13 years of age or older can be charged as an adult with one of these seven deadly sins," said Lt. Cavender.
Gunsby, although he is only 13, has been charged with murder as an adult. This investigation is ongoing.
"It takes the whole community. If you see something, say something. And that's where there's a breakdown in today's world is nobody wants to get involved," said Lt. Cavender.
Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Gunsby is asked to call Troup County 911, the LaGrange Police Department at (706) 883-2603 or Troup County CrimeStoppers at (706) 812-1000.