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Covington man arrested for murder following shooting
Terry Yates
Terry Yates - Special to The Covington News

Editor’s note: This is a developing story. Details will continue to be added as they are provided.

UPDATE AT 6 P.M. FRIDAY, MAY 29 - Covington Police Department Captain Ken Malcom confirmed that Terry Yates, 30, was officially charged Friday with  felony murder, aggravated assault and tampering with evidence.

"We've been working on this investigation since the incident occurred and were able to get credible information today to validate those three charges with additional interviews and reports from the medical examiner," Malcom said.

More details are expected to come soon.

COVINGTON, Ga. — A Covington man was arrested and charged with murder following an alleged shooting incident at the Super 8 Motel on Alcovy Road on Wednesday night.

According to the Covington Police Department, Terry Yates, 30, was taken into custody late Wednesday and is currently being held on murder charges for his alleged role in the incident. 

The report states that CPD Patrol and CID were called out to a shooting at the Super 8 Motel at approximately 9:20 p.m. Detectives then gathered evidence and interviewed witnesses throughout the night. The weapon used in the incident was found early Thursday morning in a field by Rocky Plains Road.

The CPD stated that the shooting victim has died from his injuries. The identification of the deceased victim will continue to be withheld until next of kin are notified.

"This case is still under investigation." CPD Captain Ken Malcom said. "We are awaiting an autopsy. We also have a number of witnesses to interview and reinterview. This is all that we can release at this time."