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Milledgeville man shot and killed, two arrested

Jemerius Goodman (left) and Malik Taylor (right)/Baldwin County Sheriff's Office

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of 23-year-old Jyleel Decovas Soloman, who died from a single gunshot wound on Monday, Nov. 6.

According to a release from the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a call of shots fired in the Central Ave. area.

The release states that at that time, deputies learned of an injured passenger on Wayne St. who had suffered a gunshot wound to the head and of another injured individual at the Emergency Room with a gunshot wound in the hip.

Fire Rescue and EMS personnel transported Solomon to Navicent Health Baldwin where he was later pronounced deceased.

The driver and passenger sides of the vehicle that Solomon was riding in was discovered to have several marks consistent with bullet strikes.

The driver of the vehicle that Solomon was in and a passenger of the vehicle were detained and taken to the sheriff's office.

Deputies also detained three more passengers from the vehicle used to take the female juvenile victim to the Emergency Room.

The sheriff's office has impounded both vehicles and will process them for evidence.

Malik Nashiem Taylor, 21, has been arrested for one count of aggravated assault.

Jemerius Trevontaine Goodman, 24, has been arrested for one count of tampering with evidence and one count of possession of an article with an altered ID number.

"I was sitting in the bed, and I was reading the Bible, and I hear like pow, pow, pow, pow, pow, and you hear the car just speed off," said Janette Renfroe, who has lived in the area for 20 years. "And I came out the front door, and my husband came out of the garage, and I said, 'I think someone got shot!"

The violence breaks her heart.

"They should have called the law and let the law handle it, and now somebody dead, and now somebody might be going to prison for the rest of their life for it," she said.

Resident James Brown said the neighborhood has gotten more dangerous over the years and he just wants the community to come together.

"We just need to wake up, and get together and work with each other instead of trying to kill each other," Brown said.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office at 478-445-4891.


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