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Man arrested in Tift County murder

TIFTON, Ga. — A man has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting Thursday evening in the area of Wilton Avenue in Tifton.

The Tifton Gazette reported that deputies responded to Wilton Avenue at about 9:20 p.m. Thursday in response to a reported shooting. Officers arrived at the scene to find 35-year-old Cambre Vashown Murphy of Tifton lying in the roadway unresponsive and without a pulse with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head, officials from the Tift County Sheriff’s Office told the publication.

Officers reportedly observed a visibly upset man nearby, identified as 37-year-old Cedric Lervell Sears, also of Tifton. Sears was taken into custody and charged with murder, according to reports.

The newspaper also reports that information was given indicating there had been an altercation between the two men.

A request called into the Tift County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday seeking further information was was unsuccessful.