Man Charged in Fort Valley Shooting

Fort Valley police say a man is dead after he was shot several times.

According to a news release, 20-year-old Gabriel Jacksonwas found dead at Valley Pines apartment complex at 1101 Orange St.

Jackson lived up the street, at 803 Orange St. Police said the shooting happened between midnight and 1 a.m.

Police say he was apparently shot several times in the torso. A medical examiner will conduct an autopsy.

Chief Lawrence Spurgeon says the GBI is assisting the Fort Valley Police Department

Authorities arrested 24-year-old Jonathan Baldwin. He lived in the Valley Pines apartment complex.

Sheriff Terry Deese says Baldwin is charged with felony murder and 2 counts of aggravated assault.

Jackson's mother, Michelle Grant, told 13WMAZ her son was a good father, and had a job lined up to work at the Blue Bird plant in Fort Valley.

"He was a wonderful person, always had a smile on his face," Grant said.

Anyone with information can contact the police department at (478) 825-3384.

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