Stepson charged in stepfather's killing outside supermarket

Justin Tyler Davenport was taken into custody shortly before midnight on May 4, 2021, investigators say. (Butts County Sheriff's Office)

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday said agents and officers with the Jackson Police Department arrested a 22-year-old man accused of shooting his stepfather in a supermarket parking lot

Authorities arrested Justin Tyler Davenport, 22, and charged him with murder in connection to a Tuesday evening shooting. 

Officials said Jackson County police officers were called to an Ingles at 6:09 p.m. on Tuesday where a person was shot and not breathing. 

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said deputies discovered the body of 47-year-old Terry Don Crawford, killed by apparent gunshot wounds.

The GBI said the preliminary investigation revealed that Davenport, Crawford's stepson, fatally shot the victim.

Investigators said the investigation is ongoing and a medical examiner at the agency's crime lab will conduct an autopsy. 

Officials said Davenport was booked into Butts County Jail.

The Butts County sheriff released a letter on Facebook commending the cooperation between the city and county law enforcement agencies in searching for Davenport.

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