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Seventh suspect in BTW slaying nabbed in Atlanta

The last of seven suspects wanted in the Oct. 27 shooting death of Lacosta Williams was taken into custody today in Clayton County in metro Atlanta, Columbus police said.

Corey Jenkins, 29, is held without bond in the Muscogee County Jail for a 9 a.m. Monday hearing in Columbus Recorder’s Court. He faces a series of charges including felony murder, misdemeanor probation violation, criminal attempted armed robbery, felony possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, home invasion first degree, burglary, possession of a firearm and two counts each of felony aggravated assault and cruelty to children.

Jenkins joins Shante Riley, 25, Jamar Rashawn Warner, 24, Denisha Kelly, 24, Stephen James, 22, Reginald Warren, 25, and Candace Bryant, 29, already held on a series of charges in connection with the death of Williams, 33.

Police have said four unmasked men entered an apartment in the 412 Building at Booker T. Washington Apartments where Williams was watching his two children. Two shots were fired before the men fled toward Sixth Avenue.

Williams, who was known in the area as a barber who would cut children’s hair for free, stumbled outside the apartment door and collapsed.

Police said Bryant allowed at least two men to meet inside her apartment before Williams was fatally shot. Bryant has told police that men were in her home on the day of the shooting but she wasn’t sure why they were there or what was discussed.

This is not the first time Jenkins has been in trouble with the law. He went to prison at age 18 after a 2002 fatal shooting at Havenbrook Apartments on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. He served more than seven years for voluntary manslaughter before he was released in March 2011. He was back in court in September to plead guilty to possession of marijuana and drug related objects.

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