Police: Suspect in Statesboro homicide arrested

Tai-ri Darnell Crocker, 33 of Lithia Springs


33-year-old Tai-Ri Crocker was apprehended on Friday in South Carolina. He is now awaiting extradition, according to the Statesboro Police Department, via their Facebook post.

We will continue to update this story as new information becomes available.

STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) — Police are investigating a homicide that occurred at the Baymont Inn and Suites early Friday morning.

Around 6:00 a.m. officers from the Statesboro Police Department responded to the hotel on Main Street in reference to a shooting incident.

Officers found a victim, Jeffrey Lee Raymond, age 34 or Statesboro, who sustained apparent gunshot wounds.

Raymond was taken to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to the injuries.

Statesboro Police Department identified Tai-ri Darnell Crocker, 33 of Lithia Springs, as the primary suspect in this incident.

Police say warrants have been obtained for Crocker’s arrest in connection with this incident.

If you see him in public, police ask you to call 911. Crocker is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information regarding Crocker’s whereabouts can also contact the department at 912-764-9911.

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