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Police Department News - 2019

Posted on: February 13, 2019

Sycamore Drive Homicide

UPDATE February 13, 2019 Today, ACCPD detectives announced the motive in the February 2nd Homicide of Ramonte Harris. Detectives believe the incident began with a dispute between Harris and Early. The dispute was related to a drug sale. As the dispute escalated, Early pulled a handgun and shot Harris.

February 3, 2019 On February 2, 2019 at approximately 5:00 pm, ACCPD responded to a Shooting on Sycamore Drive. Upon arrival, witnesses stated that the shooting victim was being transported by a private vehicle to a local hospital. Witnesses provided a description of a vehicle leaving the scene.

ACCPD searched the area and located a suspect matching witness descriptions at a shopping center on 196 Alps Road. The suspect, Darrall Early, 21- year-old from Athens, was transported to ACCPD for questioning.

The victim, 24-year-old Ramonte Harris, died at a local hospital. Early was charged with Murder and transported to the Clarke County Jail.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing and ACCPD asks anyone with information about the case to contact Det. Kim Johnson at 706-613-3330, ext. 331 or

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