UPDATE: 39-Year-old arrested for fatal shooting of 10-year-old

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UPDATE: A 39-year-old man has been arrested for the fatal shooting of 10-year-old Damarion Byrd.

According to the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, a 911 call came in advising that shots were fired in the 200 block of Harrisburg Road.

When deputies arrived, they found that 10-year-old Damarion Byrd had been shot while he was sleeping in his bed. He was taken to Navicent Baldwin, where he later died.

Investigators found that a person or group of people had been in the area, and shot at the home. Felony Murder warrants were obtained for 39-year-old Rodracious Demaris Stephens, who was found hiding at a local motel, and arrested. He is currently being held at the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation surrounding this incident is ongoing, anyone with information is urged to call the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office at 478-44-5102 or the GBI Region 6 Office in Milledgeville at 478-445-4173.

Rodracius Stephens

Rodracius Stephens – Photo Credit to Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — A 10-year-old was found dead with a gunshot wound in a Milledgeville residence in the early hours of Sunday.

Baldwin County Coroner John Gonzalez and Deputy Coroner Ken Garland tell 41NBC that the incident happened at 228 Harrisburg Road in Milledgeville, and that the victim was pronounced dead at 2:22 a.m.

Gonzalez says the child’s body has been sent to the GBI Crime Lab for autopsy.

Stay with 41NBC for more updates as information is released.

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