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Man allegedly involved in fatal shooting in Swainsboro

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Murder suspect arrested in Statesboro

Darcy Canen Thompson


A man wanted in connection to a murder in Swainsboro was apprehended in Statesboro Thursday.


Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agents received a tip that Darcy Canen Thompson, 24, of Swainsboro, was at a friend’s house in Statesboro, said Swainsboro police Chief Randy Ellison.


GBI agents and Statesboro police located Thompson and took him into custody “without incident,” he said.


Swainsboro police investigators issued warrants for Thompson Wednesday regarding the fatal shooting that day of Tyrone Cochran Jr., 41, of Swainsboro, at a Longview Drive home.


Responding to reports of shots fired, Swainsboro police found Cochran sitting in a red Dodge Charger in the driveway. He was behind the wheel, and there were “multiple holes” in the driver’s side door and quarter panel that appeared to be bullet holes, he said.


Officers rendered medical aid until paramedics arrived and transported Cochran to Emanuel County Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead, Ellison said.


After GBI agents and Statesboro police located and arrested Thompson Thursday, Swainsboro police arrived and escorted him to the Emanuel County Jail, where he remains without bond on charges of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, he said.


Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Swainsboro Police at (478) 237-8967 or (478) 237-0800.


Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.

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