Family turns in 13-year-old boy accused of murdering 20-year-old man

LAGRANGE, Ga. — Police have arrested 13-year-old accused of shooting and killing a 20-year-old man earlier this month.

Investigators said they were called out to a shooting near McGregor and Colquitt streets in LaGrange on April 9. The shooting was one of several on Easter Sunday across Georgia.

When officers got to the scene, they said they found Davaris Lindsey suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He died two days later from his injuries.


The LaGrange Police Department said it issued arrest warrants for Jayden Gunsby, 13, for murder. The warrant stated that he will be charged as an adult.

Police put out a “be on the lookout” for Gunsby on Monday afternoon. LaGrange police arrested him shortly after 11 p.m. on Monday.

Channel 2′s Audrey Washington was in LaGrange Tuesday, where there was a small memorial for Lindsey.

Washington talked to Mike Merideth with the NAACP of Troup County, who said he and other members assisted the Gunsby family with the surrender.

“We got a call from the family,” Merideth said. “It was orderly. There was a lot of emotions and a lot of family support.”

Washington asked Lt. Mark Cavender with the LaGrange Police Department what Gunsby’s motivation could have been.

“I know they were familiar with each other. There exact relationship I can’t really comment on at this time, but they were familiar,” Cavendar said. “We know there are other parties involved in this.”

Police said they are looking for another suspect in the case, but didn’t realise details.

Police say this is still an active investigation, they are asking anybody with information about this investigation to call the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.

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