Weekend suspect in Auburn murder turns self in

Update #2 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 

 

On  Wednesday, August 2, 2017 the Auburn Police Division arrested  Demetrious Andre Newell Jr, age 25 from Cusseta on a warrant charging  him with murder.   

The  arrest stems from an investigation by Auburn Police into the shooting  death of Anthony Jamal Davis, which occurred at an apartment complex in  the 500 block of Foster Street on Sunday night. 

Further  investigation into the homicide resulted in Newell being developed as a  suspect and subsequently identified as being responsible for shooting  Davis after an altercation, causing his death.  Detectives obtained a  warrant for his arrest and he surrendered himself to officers at the  Auburn Police Division.  Newell was transported to the Lee County Jail  where he remains in custody on a $150,000 bond.   

Update #1 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 

 

On  Monday, July 31, 2017 the Auburn Police Division and the Lee County  Coroner’s Office confirmed the identity of the victim fatally shot  Sunday, July 30th as Anthony Jamal Davis, age, 28 from Auburn.  Preliminary investigation into the incident indicates that Davis was  shot and killed during an altercation.  The case remains under  investigation by the Auburn Police Division, State Medical Examiner’s  Office and the Lee County Coroner’s Office.   

Original Release ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 

On Sunday, July 30, 2017 at approximately 9:45 p.m. Auburn Police  received a shots fired call at an apartment complex in the 500 block of  Foster Street.  Officers arrived on the scene and discovered an  unresponsive male, lying in a grassy field behind the apartments  suffering from an apparent gunshot injury.  The victim, a 28 year old  male from Auburn, was treated by paramedics, but unfortunately died at  the scene as a result of his injuries. He was pronounced deceased by  Chief Deputy Lee County Coroner Gene Manning at 11:10 p.m. The identity  of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The  death is being investigated as a homicide by the Auburn Police  Division.   

This  case remains under investigation by Auburn Police and anyone with  information is asked to contact detectives at the 24 hour non-emergency  number 334-501-3100, Detective Section 334-501-3140 or the anonymous tip  line at 334-246-1391.     

Demetrious Andre Newell Jr

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