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Posted: October 16, 2006 5:43 p.m.
Updated: October 24, 2006 8:39 a.m.
Investigators are searching for a man they said killed one victim and injured two others in an early-morning shooting Saturday on Orange Street.
    Marcus Maurice Benbow, 39, Waycross, is wanted for the shooting death of Corey Oneil Walker, as well as the shooting of another man and a woman, said Statesboro Police Capt. L. C. Williams.  
    Investigators believe Benbow and another man came to Statesboro to buy drugs, and the shooting was a possible robbery attempt, said Det. Tommy Brown, who along with Det. James Winskey is investigating the shooting.
    Walker, Chalandria McClouden, 30, and James L. Williams, 43, were all at the Orange Street residence when Benbow opened fire, Brown said.
    Walker was pronounced dead upon arrival at East Georgia Regional Medical Center, Capt. Williams said.
     Brown said crime lab reports from an autopsy revealed Walker suffered two shooting injuries - one to his stomach area and another to the upper torso. The death was ruled homicide, he said.
    McClouden was struck by some bullet  fragments, while Williams was also shot twice by bullets. Both McClouden and Williams were transported to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, where they are listed in "stable but guarded condition," Capt. Williams said.
    A lookout was posted for Benbow, described as a black male around 5'6" tall, weighing about  160 pounds, with a light complexion and medium build.
    Law enforcement officials were warned to use extreme caution in locating Benbow, who is believed to be armed and possibly traveling with another man in a dark blue Dodge Intrepid.
    Benbow has a criminal history including serving time for a 2001 family violence/battery conviction, a conviction of simple battery in 1999 and a cocaine possession conviction in 1992, according to Georgia Department of Corrections records.
    The case remains actively under investigation, and police hope citizens with information that could be important to the case will call with information.
    " Detectives of the Statesboro Police Department are still gathering evidence and following all leads as this investigation continues," Capt. Williams said. "Anyone with information in this incident should contact the Statesboro Police Departments Criminal Investigation’s Division at 912-764-1542. All information received will be held in strict confidence."
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