Statesboro hotel shooting suspect captured in South Carolina

(Source: WTOC)
(Source: WTOC)

STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Statesboro Police have captured the primary suspect accused of fatally shooting a man at the Baymont Inn & Suites on South Main Street in Statesboro.

According to Statesboro PD's Facebook page, 33-year-old Tai-ri Darnell Crocker, of Lithia Springs, GA, was captured in South Carolina.

Officials have confirmed that 34-year-old Jeffrey Lee Raymond, of Statesboro, has passed away. They say the shooting happened around 6 a.m. Friday morning on the fourth floor of the hotel, and then Raymond made his way down to the lobby. EMS responded and rushed the victim to an area hospital where he died.

"There are a lot of people who are still here, but it's possible some people left. If they left and they have any information, we'd ask them to contact Statesboro Police Department," said Captain James Winskie, Statesboro PD.

Police used the Crisis Response Team to search through the building to try to locate Crocker or anyone else connected to the case before they allowed guests to return to the building.

Stay with WTOC as we continue to provide updates on this developing story as they become available.

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