December 6, 2021

LaGrange murder suspect identified, still at large

Dontavious Sawaye Morgan

(Lagrange, GA) — Authorities have identified a suspect in last Sunday’s fatal shooting of 18-year-old Niko Hurston.

Arrest warrants have been issued for Dontavious Sawaye Morgan for the charges of Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of Certain Crimes.

The incident occurred in the 800 block of Troup Street on December 23.

Officers responded to the area and found Hurston suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Hurston was taken to WellStar West Georgia where he later died.

As of Sunday morning, Morgan remains at large and is considered armed and dangerous.

The Lagrange Police Department asks that anyone with information regarding his whereabouts call 911 immediately.

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