Statesboro detectives arrest man accused of fatally shooting teen girl in car

Crime & Safety

STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) – A man has been charged with murder and aggravated assault in the death of 17-year-old Haley Hutcheson.

According to the Statesboro Police Department, detectives on Tuesday issued arrest warrants for William Marcus, 21, of Sharpsburg, Georgia.

Marcus surrendered himself with his attorney to police and was booked at the Bulloch County Jail. He’s being held there pending a court appearance.

Police say Haley was taken to East Georgia Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound early Sunday morning. She died a short time after 1 a.m.

Preliminary evidence suggests that she was shot while traveling in a vehicle on the bypass south of the Brannen Street intersection. It appears the gunshots came from another vehicle on the bypass.

On Tuesday, Haley’s family held a press conference pleading for answers in her death.

“This investigation benefited tremendously from information provided to detectives by persons in the community,” a statement from the police department reads. “As with most cases, the public’s cooperation was a vital element in ensuring a timely resolution to this homicide.”

Anyone with additional facts concerning the case should contact Detective Kreun at 912-764-9911.

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