UPDATE: 5 arrested in connection to drive-by shooting that left 8-year-old dead

8-year-old Jermarrion Pachino Cherry was shot in the head while sitting in a car on the night of Friday, March 25. He later died at a metro Atlanta hospital.
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UPDATE (4/2) – A fifth suspect, identified as 20-year-old Chase Jeffrey Watson of Warner Robins, is now in custody in connection to the shooting death of 8-year-old Jermarrion Cherry.


WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Four people are now in custody in connection to the shooting death of an 8-year-old boy last weekend.

The Houston County Sheriff’s Office and Houston County District Attorney’s Office announced the arrests late Friday night.

Three suspects were taken into custody in Houston County after an “extensive investigation” by the agencies involved. A fourth suspect was taken into custody in White County.

The suspects are identified as:

  • 21-year-old Ricky Aubry McChargue of Warner Robins
  • 20-year-old Bryce Michael Crosby of Kathleen
  • 19-year-old Lenny Victor Gupton Jr. of Warner Robins
  • 17-year-old Savannah McGahee of Warner Robins

All four are charged with murder and are being held without bond.

A fifth suspect has been identified and more charges are forthcoming.

8-year-old Jermarrion Cherry was shot in the head on the night of Friday, March 25 while sitting inside a car in the 200 block of Virginia Dare Drive.

He later died at a metro Atlanta hospital.

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