Arrest made in 2014 Americus murder case

AMERICUS, Ga - Americus police have made an arrest in a 2014 murder case.

According to Americus police, back on December 30, 2014, officers responded to a shooting incident in the 800 block of Georgia Avenue in Americus.

Americus Police Department with the assistance of Georgia Bureau of Investigations worked hard to identify the person responsible for the death of 4-year-old Assata Snipes, who police say was sitting in her mother's lap having your hair brushed when she was struck by a bullet.

24-year-old Devontae Terrell Watts was arrested and charged with murder, four counts of aggravated assault related to Assata's parents and her 5-year-old sister, who was in the home at the time of the shooting. 

GBI and police were able to identify Watts as the suspect through a combination of forensic evidence obtained at the scene and interviews with witnesses.

Watts is also being sought on outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court on charges of an armed robbery of a local pawn shop back in September 16.

Investigators are looking for more information from the public for the possibility of additional suspects.


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