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GBI: Suspected gunman in deadly Camilla shooting arrested by U.S. Marshals

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Posted at 9:06 AM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 09:09:06-05

CAMILLA, Ga. (WTXL) — After being on the run for nearly four months, a man suspected in a deadly Camilla shooting has been arrested by U.S. Marshals.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced the arrest of 33-year-old Kentravious Gardner on Monday.

He was found and arrested at an address on Sylvan Road in Eastpoint, Georgia on Feb. 4 by the U.S. Marshal’s Office assisted by local law enforcement. He has been returned to the Mitchell County Jail to face his charges.

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, 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.