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VALDOSTA — A Lowndes County man has been charged in a fatal September shooting, city police said.

On Oct. 23, detectives obtained arrest warrants for Raynard Reid, 29, on charges of felony murder and aggravated assault, according to a Valdosta Police Department statement.

Monday, deputies with Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office located Reid at his residence in Lowndes County, where he was taken into custody at 11:15 a.m., the statement said.

Lawrence Franklin, 21, of Valdosta was pronounced dead at South Georgia Medical Center Monday, Sept. 7, after police found him on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive with a gunshot wound to the torso, authorities reported.

At 3:24 a.m. Sept. 7, police responded to 911 reports of a person being shot outside of a business on the 100 block of West Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

Police have been working a number of shooting deaths that occurred in September.

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