COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Columbus community is remembering one of their own two days after a fatal shooting in North Georgia.
According to the Floyd County Sheriff's Office, 19-year-old Ricket Damon Carter III of Columbus and 19-year-old Troy Jamal Cokley of Riverdale have been charged with murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery, and possession of a controlled substance.
The three men were all graduates of St. Anne Pacelli Catholic School in Columbus.
McDaniel, also a member of the football team graduated in 2015.
The school releasing this statement early Monday morning:
A former student of Pacelli, Natalia Cornell, says McDaniel, also known as Malibu, was one of her closest friends.
She currently attends school in Tuscaloosa.
"I was a grade below Joseph and there was a point in time where I wanted to leave Pacelli and one of the reasons I stayed was because of Joseph. I'm lucky I got to know the sweet, generous, thoughtful, smart, and caring guy that everyone knows and loves. Malibu made everyone around him laugh no matter if they were having a good day or a bad day. He will be missed every day," said Cornell.
Other friends reacting to the news expressing shock and also outrage.