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Man charged with fatally shooting cousin

George Antwon Perry (Source: Effingham Co. Sheriff's Office) George Antwon Perry (Source: Effingham Co. Sheriff's Office)

A fatal shooting is under investigation in Effingham County.

It happened shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of Nixon Chapel Road. Just a few hours after the shooting, deputies had a suspect in custody for questioning.

Effingham County sheriff's deputies were called to the home where they found man in the front yard with a gunshot wound to the stomach. The man had been shot by someone who drove by, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. 

George Antwon Perry, 23, of Clyo, shot his cousin, Christopher Williams, 19, of Clyo, during an argument, according to the sheriff's office. Williams was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Perry turned himself in to ECSO investigators shortly after he took off from the shooting scene. 

"This was not a random shooting. These two individuals knew each other, there's a history there. Fortunately, we were able to go ahead and get our team of investigators and deputies out there to quickly identify the suspect and were able to get him in custody in a short amount of time and he'll be in the Effingham County jail facing murder charges along with several other charges," said David Ehsanipoor, Effingham County Sheriff's Office public information officer. 

Deputies also found the firearm that is believed to have been used in the crime. 

Perry is charged with murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, among other charges. He is being held in the Effingham County jail without bond. 

An autopsy is being performed at the GBI Crime Lab.

Anyone who knows anything about the shooting can call the Effingham County Sheriff's Office at 912.754.3449.

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