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Donalsonville man charged in fatal shooting in Cairo

Law enforcement officers have charged a man from Donalsonville with the murder of Jimmy Lee Bryant of Cairo. Derrick Clark, 31, of Donalsonville is accused of shooting the 86-year-old Bryant Sunday. March 3rd, Bryant was shot and later died in the yard of his home on MLK Jr. Avenue S.W., according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which was called in to assist the Cairo Police Department in investigating the death.

Information released by the GBI  stated, “Agents and police interviewed witnesses at the scene and determined an ongoing domestic dispute had started earlier in the afternoon that eventually led to the shooting.”

Deputies with the Grady County Sheriff’s Office arrested the suspect, Clark, in the Whigham area shortly after the shooting Sunday night and took him to Grady Detention Center where he remains.

Clark has been charged with Felony Murder and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Meanwhile, agents and police are continuing to conduct interviews of witnesses who were at the scene, according to the GBI.

Anyone with any additional information is urged to call the GBI Thomasville Office at 229-225-4090 or Cairo Police Department at 229-378-3096. Once the case is complete, it will be turned over to District Attorney Joe Mulholland’s Office.

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