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2 Charged In Fatal Motel Shooting In LaGrange

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LAGRANGE, Ga. (AP)

LaGrange police found the victims Friday night in a Super 8 motel room.

Troup County coroner Jeff Cook says 29-year-old Brian Truitt of LaGrange died at West Georgia Health Systems. Two others, 34-year-old Marcel Cotton, of West Point, and 22-year-old Kelvin Lovett, of LaGrange, were airlifted to hospitals in Columbus and Atlanta.

Tracking the suspects, Coweta County deputies and state police stopped a vehicle on Interstate 85 and arrested 25-year-old Dewayne
Stevens, of Riverdale, and 28-year-old Malachi Phillips, of Lithonia.

The two are being held in the Troup County Jail on charges of murder, armed robbery and aggravated assault.


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