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Suspect in slaying turns himself in

Photo by Laura Williams

Photo by Laura Williams

ALBANY, Ga. -- As first reported at albanyherald.com, the lead suspect in the shooting death of Bruce Mullen turned himself in Tuesday evening.

Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman with the Albany Police Department, confirmed to The Albany Herald that Joshua Johns, 22, had turned himself to the Dougherty County Jail at around 6:30 p.m.

Johns was wanted in connection with the death of 20-year-old Bruce Mullen, a student of Albany State University, following a shooting just after midnight on Thursday at the Hidden Oaks apartment complex in East Albany.

Johns was wanted on several charges including murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Johns, also known as "Lil Flick," was known to frequent the area around the apartment complex, which is on the 300 block of South Mock Road. Just hours after the shooting, shotgun-wielding officers where in the vicinity looking for suspects.

Within 24 hours of the incident, authorities arrested Stephen Lewis, 26, in connection to the shooting. He was charged with murder, possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime, possession of a firearm by a felon and other charges.

Mullen, of Macon, was found lying on the breezeway floor outside apartment 194 on the night of the shooting with wounds to his upper torso.

He was rushed to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.