Moultrie Observer

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March 30, 2012

GBI pursues leads in killing

27-year-old Moultrie man dies of multiiple gunshots

MOULTRIE — Law enforcement agencies have identified several people in connection with a Thursday night slaying in Southwest Moultrie, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokesman said Friday morning.

Colquitt County Coroner identified the dead man as Anthony Tyshaun Keith, 27 of Moultrie. Keith is the second Colquitt County man to die of gunshot wounds this week.

“We’re talking to somebody,” said Steve Turner, special agent in charge of the GBI’s Thomasville regional office. “We’ve got some folks we’re looking at.”

Turner said that none of the people had been identified as suspects at that time, but only that the agency was interested in talking with them.

As of Friday afternoon no one had been booked at Colquitt County Jail on murder charges.

Keith was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the 300 block of Fifth Street Southwest across from Woodmen of the World Park, Brock said.

He was pronounced dead at 11:34 p.m. at Colquitt Regional Medical Center, the coroner said.

Keith was shot at least twice, Brock said. The GBI has performed an autopsy and results may be available as early as next week.

After he was shot, Keith walked or ran a short distance from where the shooting took place, Turner said.

“Evidence of a shooting was found some distance away,” he said.

A resident of a nearby apartment complex who did not give her name said she heard about seven or eight shots. When she tried to walk toward the park, she said, a Moultrie Police Department officer stopped her.

The resident described seeing blood on the door of one of the apartments in the row behind hers and said police kicked in the door of that apartment Friday morning. As she was talking with a reporter, a man walked up who told the resident not to tell everything she knows about the incident.

The woman then walked away without giving her name.

A woman who lives across the street from the park said that she did not hear gunshots because she was asleep. After being awakened by her dog, she said she went outside and saw Keith’s body just across the street from her residence, where he apparently fell.

Moultrie police were summoned to the area at about 11 p.m. when they got a call from a panicked woman.

Police reports said that Shantara Breland reported hearing gunshots and thought she was the intended target. Around the time an officer went to Advance Auto Parts, where Breland ran after hearing the shots, a second officer located Keith on the ground in the park.

On Monday, Colquitt County resident Darrell Dewayne Ward, 42, was found dead in Tift County along with Shirley Ann Peters, 53, and James William Peters Sr., 57.

They were fatally shot in the Peters’ 103 Iniss Road residence, where Ward is believed to have fatally shot them and then himself.

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