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Rincon Police make arrest in fatal shooting, robbery attempt

Terry Bailey, 18
Terry Bailey, 18(Rincon Police Department)
Published: Dec. 6, 2021 at 9:40 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 7, 2021 at 5:29 PM EST
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RINCON, Ga. (WTOC) - UPDATE: The Rincon Police Department says the person injured in Monday night’s shooting, 19-year-old Kamarion Burdette, has died.

Police says the shooting appears to have occurred after a botched gun sale. The sale was arranged on social media by 18-year-old Terry Bailey and the parties involved agreed to meet in the 200 block of Middleground Road.

When the seller, 19-year-old Trevor Scott arrived, his vehicle was surrounded by both Burdette and Bailey. Police say Burdette presented a gun in an attempt to rob Scott and Scott presented his own gun and fired in an attempt to defend himself and flee the situation.

Tuesday, Terry Bailey was arrested and charged with robbery and murder and he was transported to the Effingham County Jail.

The Rincon Police Department is investigating reports of a robbery and shooting in the 200 block of Middleground Road.

Police say it happened just after 6 p.m. Monday evening. Police were dispatched to a robbery call at Blue Jay and McCall roads. Two people, claiming to have been robbed at gunpoint, met with the officers.

The two people advised officers the robbery happened at a location in the 200 block of Middleground Road. Police and Effingham County sheriff’s deputies reported to the scene.

Upon arrival, officers located a male with a gun shot wound. The man was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Rincon Police continue to investigate. Anyone with information can call the Rincon Police Department at 912.826.5200 or anonymously call CrimeStoppers at 912.234.2020.

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