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GBI investigates shooting death of 15-year-old, juvenile arrested


Featured Officers from the Coffee County Sheriff's Office and Georgia State Patrol investigate the shooting death of Ja'rique Brown, 15, near Douglas on Monday. Robert Preston Jr./DouglasNow.com Officers from the Coffee County Sheriff's Office and Georgia State Patrol investigate the shooting death of Ja'rique Brown, 15, near Douglas on Monday.

On Monday, October 5, 2020, the GBI’s Douglas Regional Office received a request from the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office to assist with a death investigation.

 

On Monday, October 5, 2020, at approximately 6:00 p.m., the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office responded to 367 Creekwood Road in Douglas in reference to a person found deceased. Upon arrival, deputies found Ja’rique Johan Brown, 15, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. Brown’s body will be transported to the GBI Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy.  


As a result of investigative acts conducted by Agents and Coffee County Investigators, a juvenile was arrested and charged with one count of felony murder. The juvenile was transported to the Waycross Youth Detention Center in Waycross.

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