Burke County gang member arrested, 8 Felonies


Burke County, Georgia (WJBF) – A gang member has been arrested in Burke County.

On Wednesday at 4:28 P.M., Burke County deputies responded to a shooting on the 10000 block of Highway 56 North.

After an investigation with witnesses and the victims at the scene, Katorry Hankerson, who was wanted on a warrant was taken into custody and sent to the Burke County Detention Center.

Investigators discovered Hankerson was involved in a previous shooting that took place on the 100 block of Horseshoe Circle in March.

Hankerson is being held without bond for the following eight charges:

  • Aggravated Assault (2 counts)
  • Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
  • Unlawful Street Gang Activity
  • Aggravated Assault (2 counts) From March 2019
  • Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a crime From March 2019

This is an ongoing investigation, further information will be released when available.

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