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Reward still offered in fatal shooting
August 2012 killing of Akeila Martin outside Platinum Lounge remains unsolved
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Akeila Rochelle Martin
Although a reward of $5,000 is still offered for information leading to arrest, the killing of a young woman shot down in a nightclub parking lot more than a year ago remains unsolved. “The investigation into the murder of Akeila Rochelle Martin is ongoing a year after her death,” Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner said in a news release issued Tuesday. “Akeila was shot and killed while in the parking lot the Platinum Lounge Aug. 19, 2012 at approximately 2:50 a.m.” A large crowd, around 200-300, he said, milled around outside the Platinum Lounge, at 2 Proctor St., at the time, and Statesboro Herald surveillance video captured the incident, although no images led to identification of a suspect.
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