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Man shot near Mill Street

Barnesville-Lamar County’s hot summer crime wave continued Tuesday when a black male was shot in the back near Mill Street in Barnesville. UPDATE: The victim is stable and expected to recover. Three arrests have been made. The alleged triggerman, Jontravious McFadden, has been charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault. Anthony Parson and Darnell Caslin have been charged with armed robbery. Family members identified the victim as ‘Lovey’ Wilkerson, approximately 21 years old. He was reportedly walking on Ice Street when he was approached by group of males who attempted to rob him then shot him in the back as he fled. He went to his mother’s house on Mill Street and told her he had been shot. He was later airlifted for medical attention. Police and sheriff’s deputies were swarming the area looking for a black male in blue jean shorts, blue tank top and sporting dreadlocks. More to follow…

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