Deputies ID suspect in murder of Ga. 13-year-old boy shot while getting DoorDash delivery

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga — Georgia deputies have identified a suspect in the murder of a 13-year-old boy who was shot to death while he was trying to grab his DoorDash delivery last month.

Deputies identified 30-year-old Gregory Thornton as a suspect in the murder of 13-year-old Buddy Brown. Deputies said Thornton is considered armed and dangerous.

U.S. Marshals told Channel 2′s ABC affiliate WJBF that Thornton escaped to his home state of Maryland and was tracked in an apartment on April 18, but he escaped.

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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office told WRDW they responded to Richmond Summit Apartment, located at 744 Broad Street in Augusta, on March 28 at around 3:07 a.m.

According to WRDW, when deputies arrived at the scene they found Brown outside, with at least one gunshot wound.

Officials said Brown was a seventh grader at Hornsby Middle School.

Anyone with information, in this case, is asked to contact Investigator Sean Morrow at 706-432-5281 or the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at 706-821-1020 or 706-821-1080.

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