Man wanted in connection with deadly Covington shooting arrested

An “armed and dangerous” man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting in Covington has been arrested, authorities said.

Keyondre Preston, 18, was arrested in a motel in Cordele about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, authorities instructed Channel 2 Action News. Covington police labored with the Crisp County Sheriff’s Department to hint down Preston, who had warrants out for murder, aggravated assault and armed theft.

“A tri-county SWAT team assisted CPD detectives in making the arrest,” Covington police spokesman Capt. Ken Malcom instructed the knowledge station. “Preston was armed but arrested without incident.”

The man was found touring with an unnamed female and juvenile, authorities said.

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Preston’s charges stem from an April 3 incident that began as an argument between 5 people, beforehand reported. Officers responded to the shooting in the 4100 block of Washington Street about 8:30 p.m. and situated an individual with a single wound to the abdomen, police spokesman Justin Stott said rapidly after the shooting.

The sufferer, acknowledged as Shelvis Dwayne Hillman, 40, of Covington, was taken to Piedmont Newton Hospital, the place he died.

Two of the 4 people involved in the argument had been found, nonetheless police weren’t able to discover the alleged gunman immediately. Warrants had been obtained for Preston’s arrest on April 11.

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