UPDATE: Valdosta murder suspect arrested near QuikTrip gas station
VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) - 19-year-old Jeremiah Marquis Ke Shawn Pritchett-Rudolph was arrested Thursday morning in connection to the murder of an 18-year-old man in Valdosta.
The Valdosta Police Department responded to Hudson Dockett Home at the 800 block of South Fry Street Wednesday afternoon around 7:17 p.m. in regards to a shooting.
Upon officers’ arrival, they found Marcus Crawford,18, laying on the ground unresponsive with a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital where he later died, according to VPD.
Through evidence collected at the scene, along with witness cooperation, Pritchett-Rudolph was identified in connection to the shooting. Both Crawford and Pritchett-Rudolph are from Pensacola, Fla., and are known to each other.
VPD said Pritchett-Rudolph is facing charges of murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission.
“This offender has made it known on social media that our department is looking for him, and he thinks it is a joke,” said Chief Leslie Manahan.
Pritchett-Rudolph was captured near QuikTrip gas station at the 1400 block of North St. Augustine Road where he was taken into custody.
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