Three arrested in murder of Bainbridge man

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By: Lanetra Bennett | WCTV Eyewitness News
October 27, 2017

(From Left) Louis Ousley, Ronnie McFadden and Thaddas Nundra.

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WCTV) -- Investigators announced Friday morning that three men are now in custody for the murder of 67-year-old Hubert Moore.

The three men are 29-year-old Louis Ousley, 42-year-old Ronnie McFadden, and 38-year-old Thaddas Nundra.

Authorities were able to make the arrest fast. Investigators say they knew which direction the men ran in, and had their names all by Thursday morning. The men were charged Thursday night.

Sunny Patel can't believe one of his regular convenient store customers will never walk through his doors again.

"He was a real nice guy. It could be my family member," Patel said.

Patel is relieved Hubert Moore's accused killers are now behind bars.

He said, "I hope they punish them like the rest of them because they don't need to be killing somebody just trying to do their little work and make money, make a living."

Detectives say Nundra was the triggerman.

They say the three men planned to rob a downtown business. But, they saw Moore preparing his newspaper delivery truck early Thursday morning, and targeted him instead.

Investigators say Moore was shot several times and was left lying on the ground next to his truck.

"He was trying to make a living. He gets up about 2:30 in the morning dealing with the newspaper. That's not an easy job," said, Patel.

Investigators say surveillance video from local businesses showed which direction the suspects went on foot.

Mark Esquivel with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations said, "We reached out to several people. Anonymous tip people called and didn't want to leave their names. We reached out to confidential informants. Everyone really pitched in. There wasn't just one tip that led to the arrest of all three subjects."

Authorities say they don't believe the men stole anything. They say Moore's wallet was still on him, with eight dollars in it.

"People don't make no money. They don't carry no money these days. Everybody got credit cards. That was a terrible thing." Patel said.

Investigators say they recovered Nundra's jacket near the crime scene behind a shopping plaza.

After further search Friday morning, they say they found the gun believed to be used to kill Moore. Authorities say the pistol was wrapped up in a knit hat, and partially covered with dirt.

All three men are charged with murder and attempted armed robbery.

Nundra faces an additional charge of malice murder as the suspected shooter.

Authorities say he was out on bond at the time for recently shooting a man in Buena Vista, Georgia.


By: WCTV Eyewitness News
October 27, 2017

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WCTV) -- Bainbridge Public Safety and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation say three people have been arrested in connection to the murder of a Bainbridge man.

67-year-old Hubert Moore was shot to death on Thursday morning near The Post Searchlight building in Bainbridge.

Moore, a longtime employee of The Post Searchlight, was found next to his newspaper delivery truck with multiple gunshot wounds.

Surveillance videos taken from the scene helped police locate three suspects in Moore's murder.

Following an investigation, Louis Ousley, 29, Ronnie McFadden, 42, and Thaddas Nundra, 38, all of Bainbridge, were arrested late Thursday night.

Authorities believe the suspects were possibly attempting to rob a business in the downtown area when they came across Moore.

On Thursday afternoon, investigators recovered a jacket near the crime scene behind River Plaza Shopping Center. It was later revealed that the jacket belonged to Nundra. Using this evidence, investigators continued to search the area on Friday morning and were able to locate the firearm used in the murder. The pistol was wrapped up in a knit hat, and partially covered with dirt.

All three suspects are charged with felony murder and criminal attempt to commit armed robbery.

Officials added that all three suspects have extensive criminal backgrounds, and at the time of the murder, Thaddas Nundra was out of jail on bond for an aggravated assault in Buena Vista, Georgia. Nundra is also facing charges of malice murder, as he is the suspected trigger-man in the shooting.


By: Lanetra Bennett | WCTV Eyewitness News
October 26, 2017

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WCTV) -- A murder investigation is underway in Decatur County.

67-year-old Hubert Moore was found shot Thursday morning near North Florida and West Jackson Streets behind The Post Searchlight building in Bainbridge.

Authorities have confirmed that Moore was an employee at The Post Searchlight.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says Moore was shot multiple times. It happened around 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

The GBI says Moore was on the ground next to his newspaper delivery truck when police arrived. They say officers gave him CPR, but the longtime employee was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bainbridge resident Jessie Barefield said, "It's sad to the community and to the people that know people around here. It's devastating. I just don't understand what's going on around here. It's sad."

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

A reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of whoever is responsible for Hubert's death. The reward is $7,500.

"He was a very friendly, outgoing man. mean, I don't understand why something like this would happen to someone that kind-hearted, you know. It's just sad," Barefield said.


By: WCTV Eyewitness News
October 26, 2017

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WCTV) -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Bainbridge Public Safety are currently investigating a fatal shooting in Bainbridge.

The victim has been identified as 67-year-old Hubert Moore, of Bainbridge.

BPS says the shooting happened around 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning near the intersection of North Florida Street and West Jackson/Donalson Street.

Authorities say Moore, a longtime employee of The Post-Searchlight, was found near his delivery truck. First responders performed CPR on Moore but he later passed away.

Officials say Moore had been shot multiple times. A motive for the shooting has not yet been determined.

Bainbridge Public Safety, Decatur County Citizens Against Crime, and the Post-Searchlight are partnering together to offer a $7,500 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the death of Hubert Moore.

Anyone with information on the crime is urged to contact Bainbridge Public Safety at at 229-248-2000.




 
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