Two Men Arrested for Murder of Moultrie Man, Second Shooting Victim Dies

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By: Kara Duffy
March 21, 2013

Moultrie, GA- A second shooting victim injured in a quadruple shooting two weeks ago in Moultrie has died.

According to Agent Steve Turner with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Eric DeBruce died from his injuries Wednesday night.

Debruce, and three others, were shot multiple times back on March 3rd outside of a house along 2nd Street Southwest.

James Key, 50, died at the scene.

Antonio Williams, 24, and 23-year-old Derek Rushing were charged with murder in connection to Key's death, but Agent Turner says now that DeBruce has passed away, both men could be facing additional charges.
Two men have been arrested in connection to the shooting death of 50-year-old James Key from Moultrie.

Agent Steve Turner with GBI has confirmed that 24-year-old Antonio Williams and 23-year-old Derek Rushing have been charged with murder. Rushing was arrested late Thursday afternoon in Tifton. Williams was arrested in Moultrie.

Key died from multiple gun shot wounds March 3rd. He and three friends were hanging outside of a house in Moultrie shortly before 10 p.m. when more than 30 bullets were fired in their direction. Key died on the scene and three others were injured.

Agent Turner says Williams and Rushing were friends but that they did not know Key. Investigators believe there was an altercation between the two groups of friends hours before the fatal shooting, but that Key was not involved in that argument.

Both men were taken to Colquitt County Jail where they remain behind bars.

By: Kara Duffy
March 4, 2013

Moultrie, GA- Neighbors who live along 2nd Street Southwest in Moultrie are trying to make sense of the tragic events that unfolded just before 10 o'clock Sunday night.

Investigators with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation say four friends were sitting out front of a house when somebody fired more than 30 shots in their direction.

One neighbor says he was inside his house when all of a sudden he heard multiple gun shots go off. He said he quickly grabbed his kids and laid down on the living room floor.

After about 30 seconds of gunfire, he said he went outside and that's when he saw two men laying in the front yard and a woman laying across the front porch screaming that she'd been shot.

"At this point we have one individual deceased, James Key. He's 50 years old from Moultrie," said Agent Steve Turner with the GBI. "We've got three other injured parties that we're not releasing the names of right now."

Investigators say they're following all leads in hopes of making an arrest, but right now, they have no specific suspects and no motive.

"We know there was no argument or anything like that at the scene," Agent Turner said. "We don't know if something had happened beforehand and this was pay back for that; we're just not sure right now," he said.

Investigators say one of the victims is in serious condition. One victim is in fair condition and the third has since been released from the hospital.

Anyone with information on this crime should contact the Georgia Bureau of Investigation or the Moultrie Police Department immediately.

By: Kara Duffy

The deceased victim has been identified as 50-year-old James Key of Moultrie.

The injured victims are 2 men and one woman. Investigators are not releasing their names or information to protect their identities.

WCTV will bring you more tonight on Eyewitness News.

By: Kara Duffy

Moultrie, GA - Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a quadruple shooting that left one person dead and three others injured. It happened Sunday night around 9:50 outside of a residence located at 224 2nd St NW in Moultrie.

GBI has not released the identities of anyone involved. There is no known motive at this time.

Arrested: Derek Rushing

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