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UPDATED ON 6: Suspect Has Turned Himself In

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***UPDATED at 11:39 P.M. on Tuesday, April 30th***

According to Richmond County Investigators, suspect Jabali Howard has turned himself in to the Sheriff's office.

Tuesday morning, at 12:26 a.m., deputies were called to the Red Carpet Inn located at 2050 Gordon Highway in reference to a shooting.

Deputies arrived and discovered a female who had been shot. Investigators have identified the female as 23-year-old Courtney L. Bell, of the 3300 block of Tate Road. Bell was rushed to Georgia Regents Medical Center for medical treatment and was later pronounced dead at 2:28 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

Howard was charged with one count of Murder, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

This is Richmond County's 3rd Murder of 2013.


***UPDATED at 4:39 P.M. on Tuesday, April 30th***

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is on the hunt for a murder suspect.

Tuesday morning, at 12:26 a.m., deputies were called to the Red Carpet Inn located at 2050 Gordon Highway in reference to a shooting.

Deputies arrived and discovered a female who had been shot. Investigators have identified the female as 23-year-old Courtney L. Bell, of the 3300 block of Tate Road. Bell was rushed to Georgia Regents Medical Center for medical treatment and was later pronounced dead at 2:28 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

Investigators have identified the suspect in this incident as 29-year-old Jabali Jerome Howard, whose whereabouts are presently unknown.

Investigators consider Howard armed and dangerous. He is wanted for Murder, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Anyone with information on Howard's whereabouts is asked to call the Richmond County Sheriff's Office at 706-821-1080 or during business hours at 706-821-1020. Callers may remain anonymous.

This is Richmond County's 3rd Murder of 2013.

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***POSTED at 3:15 A.M. and UPDATED at 11:21 A.M. on Tuesday, April 30th***

Richmond County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a shooting on the 2000 block of Gordon Highway. The call came in to dispatchers at around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning regarding an incident at the Red Carpet Inn.

Upon deputies arrival, it was learned that a female victim had sustained one gun shot wound. The victim was transported to Georgia Regents University for medical treatment. The name of the victim has not been released.

Investigators are currently working the scene and information is limited at this time. There is no suspect information at this time. We have a crew on the scene. Count on WJBF News Channel 6 to bring you the latest information on this developing story.

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