Update: All four suspects in Social Circle double homicide now in custody


 The fourth and final suspect in the Walton County double homicide case, Jotavious “Lucky” Fredrick Gunn, age 19, turned himself in at the Newton County Jail on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017.  The Georgia Bureau of Investigation reports that Gunn is charged with two counts of felony murder and two counts of aggravated assault in the shooting deaths of Dontravious Cullin-Stanley and Antavious Smith.


Walton County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the victims and suspects in Thursday’s shooting in the Social Circle area of Walton County. Major Damien Mercer with WCSO said the next of kin of the two men who died have been notified. They are identified as Dontravious Stanley, 18, and Antavious Smith, 19. Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman said he believed they were from Newton County.

Jotavious Gunn is being sought in connection with a double fatal shooting in Walton County on Nov. 16, 2017. Photo courtesy of Walton County Sheriff’s Office.

Arrested and charged with two counts of felony murder and two counts of aggravated assault are Quintadric Gunn, 21, Dequan Gunn, 19, and Dikembe Thomas, 20. Chapman said he believed they were from Walton County.

Not yet in custody, but wanted for two counts of felony murder and two counts of aggravated assault, is Jotavious Gunn.

Mercer said the six people named here were involved in the incident. A seventh person who was at the house at the time has not been charged.


The second person shot has succumbed to his injuries after being lifeflighted from a shooting in the Social Circle area of Walton County late Thursday afternoon. Walton County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call of a shooting at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 16, 2017 from a home on East Hightower Trail. Deputies arrived to find one person dead, another was lifeflighted and a third had managed to run away when the shooting started. The victim who was lifeflighted later succumbed to his injuries. WCSO report that three people have been charged with two counts of felony murder with more charges expected to follow.

Sheriff Joe Chapman said the three people charged are from Walton County and, to the best of his knowledge, the victims were from Newton County.

“And I believe they were all from the same family – related in some way, cousins maybe,” Chapman said, confirming that he was referring to those charged in the murder as well as the victims.

Initial story

Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman confirms that there was a shooting just outside the Social Circle City limits on Thursday night, Nov. 16, 2017, leaving one person dead, another lifeflighted to a hospital and a third person still missing. Chapman said the situation is still very fluid and very little information is available at this time. He said, including the three people who were shot at, about seven people were on the scene when the shooting began.

“Two people that we know of were shot, one is deceased. We believe that several people met at a residence on Hightower Trail just outside Social Circle,” Chapman said. “At some point the shooting began and one person ran away. We haven’t located him and at this point we’re not sure whether he has been shot or not.”

Chapman said he believes that those who were shot or shot at were from Newton County. The rest were from Walton County and are in custody. There are warrants for the third person from Newton County who ran when the shooting began. The location on Hightower Trail was just past General Mills, close to Willow Springs Church.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply