Teen dies from gunshot wound

Police attempting to piece together background story

 

A teenager shot in the head early Wednesday morning died at the hospital hours later, giving Richmond County its 30th homicide of the year.

Investigators are still trying to piece together who shot Terrence Lamont Turner Jr. around 2 a.m. at Dewitt and Douglas streets and why.

Turner, 16, was driving a car at the time and crashed through a fence on Dewitt Street.

Investigators believe he was alone in the car, but are still establishing where he had been and where he was headed.

Turner was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital in critical condition and died Wednesday after 4 p.m. of his injuries, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office said.

Four or five shots were heard around the time of the shooting, but witnesses haven't been forthcoming with any other information, Investigator Brandon Beckman said.

Preliminary information indicates a handgun was deliberately fired at Turner's vehicle, but Beckman said that's one of "several things floating around."

Investigators plan to return to the neighborhood today in hopes of dredging up more information.

"I'm sure there were witnesses," Beckman said. "Everybody's out at that time of night."