Shooting victim's relative learns about death


2020年欧洲杯赛程详细时间THOMASVILLE — Bryan Howell was at his teaching job Thursday morning when he learned the victim of a fatal shooting was his great-nephew.

A seventh-grade reading teacher at MacIntyre Park Middle School, Howell learned about the shooting from a relative.

2020年欧洲杯赛程详细时间“One of my nephews just called me and told me who it was,” Howell said shortly after arriving at the scene where Chance Jammal Kelley was found fatally shot multiple times.

2020年欧洲杯赛程详细时间Howell said his family owns property on the four corners at the intersection of Madison Alley S.E. and Merrill Street. Kelley’s body was found on Madison Alley a short distance from Merrill.

Howell wept as he looked at the area and said it needs to be redeveloped.

He has talked to a city official in an effort to obtain funding for an improvement project.

2020年欧洲杯赛程详细时间“It’s just a depressed area,” Howell said. “It’s depressed economically.”

2020年欧洲杯赛程详细时间The shooting victim, a 19-year-old Marine home to attend the Saturday funeral of his great-grandmother, was staying with relatives who live nearby on family property.

Howell described Kelley as “an intelligent young man. He had just joined the Marine Corps.” 


Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820