Police name suspect in Saturday homicide

Keon Deshez Leverett

Authorities have named a suspect in Saturday's fatal shooting of Roderick Tolbert.

Keon Deshez Leverett, 19, of 213 E. Hale St., is being sought in connection with the homicide.

Warrants have been filed against Leverett for murder, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to Lt. Calvin Chew, of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Witnesses heard two or three shots about 4 p.m. in the 300 block of Sterling Street and saw Tolbert, 47, run out of a house and collapse, police said.

Anyone with information on Leverett's whereabouts is asked to contact the s heriff's office at (706) 821-1080.

It is the county's 31st homicide of the year.

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