Waycross police are continuing the investigation into a shooting Sunday morning that killed one man and wounded another at a Brunswick Highway motel, said Waycross Police Capt. Danny Hampton.
“There is nothing new,” said Hampton this morning. “The detectives are still investigating and going over evidence.”
The shooting took place about 3:30 a.m. Sunday at the Hampton Inn parking lot in the 1700 block of the Brunswick Highway.
One of the two victims and three men who were arrested are all from Jacksonville, Fla. It is believed the victim who was wounded is also from north Florida, though police have yet to reveal his place of residence.
Jeremy Alexander Brookins, 30, of Jacksonville, Fla., was shot and died, police have said.
Hampton said he has not heard an update on the status of the wounded victim, Dewayne Lamont Scott, 29, who was transported to a medical facility that morning for treatment.
Three men were arrested after information was gathered that led to them being involved in some way, however their charges to date are only for drugs and weapons law violations.
Mark Isaac Jefferson, 28, of Jacksonville, Fla., is charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, said Chief Tony Tanner, as well as felony possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Leroy Girard Whittaker, 18, of Jacksonville, Fla., is charged with reckless conduct, possession of a handgun without a license and possession of marijuana, said Tanner.
Devante Demorris Starks, 26, of Jacksonville, Fla., is charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of certain crimes, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and felony possession of marijuana, said Tanner.
They were booked into the Ware County jail. Tanner said a boy under the age of 16 was detained but was later released with no charges.
“The Waycross Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding the case to contact them at the 24-hour tip line, 287-2924 or 287-2921,” said Tanner.
Florida media have implicated a rap music artist who played a gig at a Knight Avenue nightclub shortly before the shooting erupted, saying that Kenyatta Bullard was at the scene and that some of the principals in the case were in his entourage. But Waycross police have not mentioned Bullard.