MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — Leads.
That one word sums up what is needed right now to help solve the latest murder case in Baldwin County.
“We need people to call us if they know anything — anything at all,” said Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Detective Capt. Brad King, referring to the shooting death of 27-year-old Lamarcus “Marc” Brown, of Milledgeville.
Brown, who worked at a Dollar General Store in Milledgeville, was found shot multiple times inside his silver Nissan Altima shortly before 8 a.m. last Friday.
King, who heads the criminal investigations division of the sheriff’s office, said the preliminary investigation into the case revealed that Brown had been shot several hours earlier and driven to the scene where his car was discovered by a passerby who then called authorities.
Brown was pronounced dead at 9 a.m. by Baldwin County Chief Deputy Coroner Ken Garland. An autopsy was performed Monday morning at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Laboratory in Macon to determine the exact cause of Brown’s death. Preliminary results of the autopsy still were pending Monday.
The veteran detective said the investigation also had revealed that Brown was not shot inside the car.
“We now know that he (Brown) wasn’t shot inside the car,” King said. “He was shot somewhere else and driven there in his car,” King said, noting that Brown’s car was found near the intersection of Davis Drive and Jackson Street in southern Baldwin County.
The car was processed Friday afternoon by Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Scene Specialist Brian Hargrove at the GBI Region 6 Office in Milledgeville.
King said detectives were still working Monday to generate more leads in the case, and that was where the public could render their help to authorities.
Detectives have been retracing where Brown might have been hours before the shooting, King said.
At the same time, authorities are trying to determine whether a shots-fired call at 10:02 p.m. last Thursday had any connection with the fatal shooting.
King said 10 shell casings were discovered along the 200 block of Davis Court, about a half-mile away from where Brown’s body was found inside his car.
King said Monday he did not believe the two shootings were connected in any way at this time.
“I really don’t think they are,” he said.
Meanwhile, detectives want to talk with anyone that might have any information that could help them. Anyone with information is asked to call the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 478-445-5102 or the GBI Region 6 Office in Milledgeville at 478-445-4173.