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Police Investigating Troup Street Murder

Police Investigating Troup Street Murder

LaGrange Police are investigating an incident where a young man was shot and killed over the weekend on Troup Street.

Sunday afternoon about 2:53 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police responded to the intersection of Troup and Jenkins Street in reference to reports of gunshots being fired in the area.

When officers arrived they were directed to the 800 block of Troup Street where they found a male victim with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest. The victim was immediately transported to the WellStar West Georgia Medical center where he succumbed to injuries sustained during the incident.

Police have identified the victim as 18-year-old Niko Hurston, of LaGrange.

Police say Hurston had been walking in the area of Troup and Jenkins Street with two other individuals prior to the shooting incident.

Witnesses described the shooter as a black male with a medium complexion and build. He was reportedly about 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall.

The suspect was last seen wearing dark clothing and was said to have arrived and fled the incident scene in a white four-door car.

Police have released a photo of a vehicle believed to be involved in this murder. The vehicle appears to be a white in color Honda Accord with tinted windows. The Troup County color Honda Accord with tinted windows. The Troup County Crime Stoppers are also offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) in this case.

This incident is still under active investigation by the LaGrange Police Department Criminal Investigation Section.

If anyone has any further information on this incident please contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603. Anonymous tips can be provided to the Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000. Tips may also be submitted to the LaGrange Police Department via Facebook.

Information leading to the arrest of wanted suspects is often eligible for a cash reward.

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Police released an image of a the suspect vehicle, believed to be a white Honda Accord.