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5 more people charged in connection to Fort Valley apartment homicide

Investigators say the five were seen in videos of a fight that preceded the fatal shooting

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Five more people have been charged after a shooting last week that left a 24-year-old man dead in Fort Valley.

According to Fort Valley Police, investigators were told videos were circulating that showed a fight alleged to have taken place prior to the fatal shooting.

Warrants were then issued for the following five people:

  • Jadarius Sanders, 23, is charged with aggravated battery and participation in criminal street gang activity.
  • Marlexia Sanders, 22, is charged with battery
  • Shandreka Warren, 21, Deshard Postell, 21, and Pierre Williams, 21, are charged with battery and participation in criminal street gang activity.
Credit: Fort Valley Police Department
Fort Valley Police Department

That brings the total number of people charged in connection to the fatal shooting up to 7. 

However -- of the seven -- only two people are formally charged with Juan Stewart's murder: 27-year-old Richard Postell and 26-year-old Jada Williams.

Here’s background on the case:

According to a news release, Fort Valley Police responded to a call of shots fired at the complex on Edwards Street around 5:20 p.m. Monday.

When officers got to the scene, they found Juan Stewart with a gunshot wound to the torso.

EMS was called and he was taken to the hospital, where he later died.


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