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UPDATE: LaGrange police make arrest in overnight murder

Donquavious Hammett was arrested for the murder of 67-year-old Lonnie Easter in LaGrange.
Donquavious Hammett was arrested for the murder of 67-year-old Lonnie Easter in LaGrange.(LaGrange Police Department)
Updated: Jun. 5, 2021 at 11:41 AM EDT
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LAGRANGE, Ga. (WTVM) - The LaGrange Police Department has made an arrest in the case of an overnight murder.

At around 2:45 a.m. Saturday, police responded to 700 DeGoat St. in reference to a person shot. Officers found the deceased victim, Lonnie Easter, lying in the doorway of the residence.

It was determined that Easter had at least one gunshot wound.

During the investigation, detectives determined that 24-year-old Donquavious Hammett was responsible for the murder of Lonnie Easter.

Hammett was then arrested and transported to the Troup County Jail.

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