COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the first murder of 2020 in Columbus.
17-year-old Dequarius Richardson has been arrested and is currently being booked into the Muscogee County Jail. In the state of Georgia, the 17-year-old is considered an adult.
Columbus police also say a 16-year-old is in custody in a youth detention center in Macon. This suspect’s identity is not being released at this time.
Both Richardson and the juvenile are being charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Both are scheduled to appear in Recorder’s Court on Friday, Jan. 3 at 9:00 a.m.
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