The Jeff Davis County Sheriff’s Department Tuesday was still trying to sort out the Monday night events on Mark Hall Drive that left one man dead from a gunshot.
Sheriff Preston Bohannon said three people have been apprehended and questioned about the shooting but a fourth suspect who is still at large may be able to provide information to clear up exactly what transpired Monday night.
Sheriff Bohannon said his department had been searching for the suspect since the shooting, which occurred around 8:30 to 8:45 Monday night. That search continued through the night and was still underway Tuesday afternoon.
“We don’t know exactly what happened,” the Sheriff said of the shooting that left the Hispanic man dead. “We know that there were three guns in the vehicle we confiscated but we don’t know which gun was used in the shooting. Hopefully we’ll find out tomorrow….” when the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has results of the autopsy on the victim
Sheriff Bohannon said one of his officers arrived at the scene three minutes after receiving a call concerning the shooting and when the officer arrived the victim was already deceased inside the home.
UPDATE: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation Tuesday evening posted the following on its Facebook page: Three men have been arrested and one is wanted in connection to the homicide of Marcos Ramirez in Jeff Davis County last night (Monday). Anyone with information about this case or the whereabouts of Douglas Wooten is encouraged to contact the GBI Douglas Office at (912) 389-4103 or the Jeff Davis County Sheriff’s Office at (912) 375-6600.
According to the GBI, Tuesday the GBI arrested Kegan B. Bennett, 39, of Hazlehurst, for felony murder, home invasion and armed robbery; Denver Wooten, 18, of Hazlehurst for felony murder, home invasion and armed robbery; and Verlyttia Ivory, 32, of Hazlehurst for felony murder, home invasion, armed robbery and cruelty to children in the second degree.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Douglas L. Wooten, 39, of Hazlehurst for felony murder, home invasion, armed robbery and cruelty to children in the second degree, who is currently wanted by police. These arrests are in connection to the death of Marcos Ramirez.
On Monday, the GBI’s Douglas Regional Office was requested by the Jeff Davis County Sheriff’s Office to conduct a death investigation. At approximately 8:45 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to 21 Mark Hall Drive regarding a call of someone having been shot. Upon arrival, deputies found Ramirez, 54, deceased due to gunshot wounds. Ramirez’s body will be transported to the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the case or the whereabouts of Douglas Wooten is encouraged to contact the GBI Douglas Office at 912-389-4103 or the Jeff Davis County Sheriff’s Office at 912-375-6600. Tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS(8477).