Witnesses speak in favor of alleged Majestic Sports Bar shooter - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Witnesses speak in favor of alleged Majestic Sports Bar shooter

Posted: Updated:
  • NEWSMore>>

  • MCoE Chief of Armor reassigned to Fort Bliss

    MCoE Chief of Armor reassigned to Fort Bliss

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:54:14 GMT
    The Maneuver Center of Excellence announced Friday, April 18, that their chief of Armor and commandant of the Armor School, Brig. Gen. Leopoldo A. Quintas, has been reassigned to Fort Bliss, Texas.  QuintasMore >>
    The Maneuver Center of Excellence announced Friday, April 18, that their chief of Armor and commandant of the Armor School, Brig. Gen. Leopoldo A. Quintas, has been reassigned to Fort Bliss, Texas.  QuintasMore >>
  • Voter registration deadline is April 21

    Voter registration deadline is April 21

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:24:06 GMT
    The deadline for voters to register is quickly approaching. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is reminding voters that April 21 is the last day to register for the May 20 primary.More >>
    The deadline for voters to register is quickly approaching. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is reminding voters that April 21 is the last day to register for the May 20 primary.More >>
  • Reminder: CRCT testing is April 15-25

    Reminder: CRCT testing is April 15-25

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:24:05 GMT
    Students in Muscogee County are asked to get in bed early tonight to prepare for an important test.  The CRCT test starts tomorrow April 15 for some students in the school district. Winter weather caused
    More >>
    Students in Muscogee County are asked to get in bed early tonight to prepare for an important test.  The CRCT test starts tomorrow April 15 for some students in the school district. Winter weather caused students and staff to lose four days of prep time for the tests.More >>
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

It's been a week since the shooting at Majestic Sports Bar on Cusseta Road.

Columbus police have been on an aggressive search for two suspects, one being Dequandrea Truitt, who turned himself in at the Huddle House on Victory Drive Sunday.

Several witnesses spoke up in Truitt's favor Tuesday morning, adamant he is not the shooter.

Columbus detective Katina Williams said Truitt told an officer he didn't murder anyone but did shoot outside the club. However, Defense Attorney Stacey Jackson said Truitt never made that statement. 

Detective Williams said the shell casings found inside the club matched shell casings found outside the club; however, when asked the caliber of the gun by defense she said she could not remember.

News Leader 9's Brittany Dionne spoke with Truitt's mother, who said there's a definite reason her son is not the killer.

"Everybody got down, my son even got down," said Geneifer Truitt. "How can he shoot anybody with his right arm gone? They're acting like he's a mad killer. He's not a killer. He takes care of his kid. He's a young father. He doesn't have a record."

Truitt's mother is referring to an incident that happened a few weeks ago where she says he was shot in the right arm with a shotgun in Phenix City.

The defense said Truitt is right-handed and is unable to use his right arm.

Dequandrea Truitt is charged with two counts possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, aggravated assault, and murder. He is being held in the Muscogee County Jail with no bond.

Be sure to tune to News Leader 9 at Five for more details.

Copyright 2013 WTVM. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.