14-year-old boy charged in shooting death in Georgia

June 22, 2021 GMT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy has been charged as an adult in the murder last week of an 18-year-old in Georgia.

Bibb County Sheriff’s deputies arrested the teenager Monday in the death of Marquaviuos Wright at the Majestic Gardens Apartments in Macon. The teenager was taken to the Regional Youth Detention Center and he faces a charge of felony murder, WMAZ-TV reported. It was unknown if the suspect has an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

Wright was found dead last Wednesday and another victim, 17-year-old Deonte Hunt, was shot in the leg, authorities said.

The sheriff’s office has not released details on what led detectives to arrest the 14-year-old. The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the sheriff’s office or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers.