STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) – A suspect has been arrested for murder in a fatal shooting at a Statesboro apartment complex over the weekend.

According to the Statesboro Police Department (SPD), officers responded to Pinewood Manor Apartments in the 60 block of Packinghouse Road just before 7 p.m. on Saturday on a report of a man being shot.

At the scene, officers discovered De’onta Trowel-Mosteller, 26, dead behind an apartment block.

Police said the investigation indicated there were multiple individuals in close proximity to the
incident.

On Monday, SPD said detectives obtained arrest warrants for 32-year-old Chaz Burgest in Trowel-Mosteller’s death.

Burgest, who apparently has addresses in Screven and Bulloch counties, turned himself in on Tuesday at SPD. Officials said the firearm believed to have been used in the fatal shooting was recovered.

According to SPD, Burgest was taken to the Bulloch County Jail where he faces charges of felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Meanwhile, the department is crediting the help and support of management at Pinewood Manor for the case’s quick resolution.

“The complex has seen a dramatic decrease in incidents of violence over the past ten years through its implementation of smart security measures like investments in a modern camera system and also through
good leasing practices,” SPD stated.

The department added that Pinewood Manor was an early partner in the Fusus system, which they said enabled dispatchers to relay information to officers in real-time and find video of Burgest as he left the crime scene.

“SPD would like to thank Pinewood Manor for their partnership and all of their efforts to make their community safer,” Statesboro Police said.

Anyone with further information on the incident is asked to call Cpt. Jared Akins at 912-764-9911 or submit information anonymously to tips@statesboroga.gov.