UPDATE: 13-year-old arrested on murder charges, investigation continues

Published 6:53 am Tuesday, April 25, 2023

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Jayden Gunsby, 13, was arrested Monday at approximately 11:15 p.m. and charged with murder, according to a LaGrange Police Department press release.

The LPD said it is still an active investigation.


LaGrange Police have issued arrest warrants for a 13-year-old juvenile accused of the murder of Davaris Lindsey.

On Monday, the LaGrange Police Department publicly identified Jayden Gunsby, 13, as a suspect in the murder.

Lindsey, 20, was shot multiple times in the 200 block of McGregor St. in LaGrange on April 9. The victim later passed away as a result of injuries sustained during the shooting two days later at a metro area hospital on April 11.

The following day, on April 12, a warrant was issued for the arrest of 13-year-old Gunsby, who is being charged as an adult due to the seriousness of the charge.

LPD Captain Dale Strickland said the department has been in contact with the family of the suspect and asked them to turn the juvenile in. Nearly two weeks after the warrant was issued, the child still hasn’t been turned over to police.

Strickland said LPD is unable to discuss any potential motives for the shooting as it is still an active investigation, but they believe other individuals are involved, and they are looking to identify potential other suspects.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Gunsby is asked to call Troup County 911, the LaGrange Police Department at (706) 883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at (706) 812-1000.