24-year-old arrested on murder charges following shooting on DeGroat Street

Published 9:02 pm Saturday, June 5, 2021

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A 24-year-old LaGrange man has been arrested on murder charges following an early morning shooting on Saturday.

The LaGrange Police Department has arrested Donquavious Hammett for the murder of Lonnie Easter, according to a LPD press release. Easter, 67, of LaGrange, was found lying in the doorway of a residence on the 700 block of DeGroat Street with at least one gunshot wound, according to the press release. The LPD had arrived on scene around 2:42 a.m. on Saturday.

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to contact the LaGrange Police Department at (706) 883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at (706) 812-1000.