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Suspect in deadly Statesboro shooting in custody

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James Leslie Ward (Source: Statesboro Police Dept.) James Leslie Ward (Source: Statesboro Police Dept.)
STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) -

The Statesboro Police Dept. has one suspect in custody in connection to a deadly shooting that took place on June 25 at the Morris Heights Apartments on Morris Street.

Statesboro Police received a call of shots fired on June 25 at approximately 7:45 p.m. When officers arrived on scene the victim, 38-year-old Gabriel Henderson, was found with multiple gunshot wounds. He was immediately transported to the East Georgia Regional Medical Center where he later died.

The Statesboro Police Dept. Investigations Bureau identified the suspect as James Leslie Ward, 33.

During the course of the investigation police arrested Shevone Denise Ward, 37, for obstruction of a law enforcement officer for hindering officers during the investigation. She is the sister of the suspect.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Det. Sgt. James Winskey at the Statesboro Police Dept. at 912.764.9911.

The case is still under investigation.

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