Victim identified in Lake City's 1st homicide of 2014 - CBS46 News

Victim identified in Lake City's 1st homicide of 2014

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LAKE CITY, GA (CBS46) -

A fatal shooting on Harper Drive has become Lake City's first homicide of the year. Police were called to the Rainwood Apartments located at 1885 Harper Drive around 9:30 p.m.

Lake City police found the victim in the breezeway of building 19. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation identified the victim as Kadarius Deshawn Bailey. 

"We are outraged and saddened that this type of violence can touch us like this," Octavious O'Neal said. "It is senseless. This is senseless violence. We have to stop this. This is not only close to home, but in my house, we have to start thinking before we act."

O'Neal said he heard seven shots. When he ran outside he saw the victim in the stairwell. 

"He was a very good young man, a bright young man, just trying to make life better for himself," O'Neal said.

O'Neal said he spent all day Sunday hanging out with the victim. He had just left a barbecue around the time of the shooting. The last thing O'Neal said KD told him was "I'll be right back."

If you have any information in this case, please call the Lake City Police Department.  Since this is the first homicide of the year for the department they have asked the GBI to assist in their murder investigation.

CBS46.com will have updates as more information becomes available. 

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