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BREAKING: Shooting claims the life of 18-year-old Covington man

COVINGTON, Ga. - An 18-year-old Conyers man is in jail after a shooting May 3 that claimed the life of an 18-year-old Covington man.  

According to a news release from the Newton County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to 90 Kristen Place, Covington, in reference to a person shot. Upon arrival, they were advised the victim was being transported to the hospital by other witnesses. 

The vehicle transporting the victim, identified as Avantia Henry, reportedly pulled off the roadway at Highway 162 at Larue Road. NCSO deputies responded to that location and rendered aid until EMS was able to take over and transport him. 

Henry was transported to Piedmont Newton Hospital where he was pronounced deceased, according to the release. 

NCSO Criminal Investigation Division, Major Felony Unit, arrived at the Kristen Place location and took control of the investigation. 

"During the investigation, probable cause was obtained for an arrest warrant to be issued on Jalyn Colbert," according to the release. "Jalyn Colbert was known to the victim and also a visitor at the incident location."

Colbert reportedly turned himself into the Newton County Jail May 5. 

Colbert faces charges of murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and theft by taking. 

Per Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis, Henry was transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations Crime Lab. An autopsy will be completed by the Medical Examiner's Office to determine cause and manner of death. 

"Motive has not been determined yet," according to the release. "Case is still under investigation."

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact NCSO Investigator Eric Almond at 678-625-1453. Anonymous information can also be provided at 678-625-5007 or