Second arrest made in deadly shooting at Allen Homes


RICHMOND COUNTY (WJBF) – The Richmond County Coroner’s Office is investigating a deadly shooting on the 500 block of Peters Road in Allen Homes. 

24-year old Jerome Bates was shot at least one time and was pronounced dead on the scene at 1:40 Tuesday morning.

A second person shot has been identified as 23-year old Devante Pinkney. Pinkney went to the hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Bates will be sent to the GBI Lab for an autopsy.

Both Devante Pinkney and Antonio Demarco Dinkins are charged with murder in the death of Jerome Bates.

The investigation is ongoing.

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