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Two Suspects Arrested in Fatal Shooting of 17-year-old Outside Macon Planet Fitness

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🕵️ The Gist: The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, along with the FBI Safe Streets Gang Task Force, arrested two suspects in connection with the murder of Sha’quvas Dean on April 27.

What’s Happening: The suspects were taken into custody on May 3, after successful executions of search and arrest warrants at a residence on Swan Drive.

  • Daeshawn Markell Hardwick, 21, faces a charge of Murder.
  • Jaylon Emanuel Stephens, 20, was wanted for various firearms and gang-related charges and now also faces a Murder charge.

🔍 Between the Lines: The investigation into Dean’s death remains active, with authorities anticipating additional charges against the suspects.

🏃 Catch Up Quick: Dean, 17, was found shot in the parking lot of Planet Fitness on Tom Hill Sr. Blvd on April 27, after deputies responded to reports of a large fight. He was transported to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

🖼️ The Big Picture: The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office urges anyone with information about this case to contact them at 478-751-7500 or the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME. Community cooperation plays a vital role in assisting law enforcement with their investigations.


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