Murder Suspect Charged After Turning Himself In To Sheriff’s Office

A man wanted in connection with a Richmond County murder turned himself in to authorities late Tuesday evening.

Jabali Jerome Howard was charged with one count of Murder, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Authorities say 29-year old Howard shot 23-year old Courtney Bell just before midnight Monday.
The shooting happened at the Red Carpet Inn off Gordon Highway. Bell was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead just before 2:30 Tuesday afternoon.

This is Richmond County's 3rd murder of the year.

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