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UPDATE: 20-year-old was in 'on-again/off-again' relationship with 16-year-old shot in his Dublin home, GBI says

The man originally told investigators that he thought the person was a home invader. But after he shot her, he said he realized that he actually knew the victim.

DUBLIN, Ga. — A Dublin man has been arrested and charged with murder for allegedly shooting a 16-year-old in his home, according to a press release from the GBI

They say the shooting happened on Sept. 6 at around 7:30 a.m. at a home on Woodland Steet in Dublin.

According to the GBI, they say Shamiruna Coney, 16, was shot by 20-year-old Latavious Ramon Walker. 

In a previous press release, they say that Walker told them that he thought it was a home invader, but he said that he later realized that he knew Coney. 

The GBI confirmed on Monday that Walker, 20, and Coney, 16, were in an "on again/off again relationship." 

Now, Walker is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and one count of felony murder, the GBI said. 

 The Dublin Police Department asked the GBI to investigate. 

According to the previous press release, the case was handed off to the Dublin District Attorney's Office for prosecution. 


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