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GBI searching for man suspected in deadly Camilla shooting

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Posted at 9:31 AM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 09:31:14-04

CAMILLA, Ga. (WTXL) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has put out an alert telling the community to be on the lookout for the suspected gunman in a deadly Camilla shooting last month.

On Friday, September 25, around 8 p.m., the GBI said they were asked to assist the Camilla Police Department with a murder and aggravated assault that took place in the 100 block of Spence Street.

Investigators said the victim, Justin West, and the suspect, 33-year-old Kentravious Gardner, got into an argument in front of other witnesses when Gardner went inside a home and grabbed a gun.

When he came back outside, agents said he shot West and another female. While the female survived her wounds, West did not and he was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Investigators said Gardner then fled the scene in a family member's Red Honda Accord that was later found in Thomasville.

Gardner has been charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. The GBI said he is currently a fugitive and wanted by law enforcement on outstanding warrants.

His whereabouts are currently unknown though investigators believe he may be armed. Gardner is described as a 33-year-old man around 6'03 tall and about 240 pounds.

The United States Marshals Office is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Gardner.

If you have any information as to his whereabouts, please call the GBI at 229-225-4090, the GBI Tip Line at 1-800-597- 8477, submit a tip to GBI online, or call Camilla Police at 229-336-2201.