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Arrest in Tifton murder case

Aug. 11 — TIFTON — An Albany teen was arrested Friday in connection with a July 31 shooting in Tifton that left one man dead, authorities said.

Tifton Police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Damarion Dunn, 17, on felony murder charges, two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of criminal damage to property after turning himself in to authorities in connection with the death of Alex Knighton , 43, of Tifton, the GBI said in a statement.

Knighton and an 18-year-old, both Tifton residents, were shot at about 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 31, according to a Tifton Police Department statement.

Tifton police officers responded to Belleview Circle’s 1700 block “in response to reports of gunfire and one person being shot,” police said. “When officers arrived at the crime scene, they discovered that two men had been shot in a drive-by shooting.”

Knighton was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said.

Police are asking anyone with information about the case to contact the GBI Regional Investigative Office in Sylvester at (229) 777-2080 or the Tifton Police Department at (229) 382-3132.

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