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Hinesville Police now looking for 2 suspects in fatal shooting on Aug. 25

Donnell Bernard Mention and Stephon Markel Whitaker are considered armed and dangerous.
Donnell Bernard Mention and Stephon Markel Whitaker are considered armed and dangerous.(Coastal News Service/Hinesville PD)
Published: Aug. 25, 2021 at 4:22 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 2, 2021 at 10:16 AM EDT
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HINESVILLE, Ga. (WTOC) - UPDATE - According to the Hinesville Police Department, an arrest warrant has been issued for Donnell Bernard Mention, 17, for murder in connection with the death of Janarick Reed.

Reed was shot on Aug. 25 in Hinesville and died a short time later.

Anyone with information on Mention’s location or this case is asked to call the Hinesville Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 912-368-8215 or 911. Mention is considered armed and dangerous.

Hinesville police are still seeking the whereabouts of Stephon Markel Whitaker, 18, also wanted as a person of interest in Reed’s death.

The Hinesville Police Department is investigating a shooting on the corner of Palm Drive and E.G. Miles Parkway.

Police say the shooting happened shortly after 2 p.m. on Wednesday. They say a man driving a vehicle in the parking lot of a service station was shot and taken to the hospital.

The shooting happened at the corner of Palm Drive and E.G. Miles Parkway.
The shooting happened at the corner of Palm Drive and E.G. Miles Parkway.(Coastal News Service)

The victim, 24-year-old Janarick Reed, later died at the hospital. His body will be taken to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Savannah for an autopsy.

Hinesville Police have identified the suspect as 18-year-old Stephon Markel Whitaker. He is currently wanted for murder and is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone knowing the location of Whitaker or having information on this case is asked to call the HPD Criminal Investigation Division at (912) 368-8215 or their local 911 center.

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Posted by Hinesville Police Department on Thursday, August 26, 2021

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