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Morehouse student killed in Homerville night club shooting

Special to SEGAZINE

Clayton Rolland Cross, 22, was shot and killed inside a nightclub where he was the DJ, Saturday night. The GBI says he was not apparently targeted, and another man, Dominique Ellis, 23, was hit by a bullet fragment. He was not seriously hurt.

Cross is from Homerville but was attending college in Atlanta, and was home for the weekend.

Police have warrants out on Trevor Denard Posley, 22, and Dexter Jamal Freeney, 18, both from Homerville.  Steven Maurice Monroe, 25, is already in jail in connection with this case.

The GBI provided this news release:

On Saturday, May 10, 2014 at approximately 10:30 pm, the Clinch County Sheriff’s Department and Homerville Police Department responded to a multiple shooting in the “912 Club” in Homerville Georgia.  The Clinch County Sheriff’s Department requested assistance from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Douglas office.

Clayton Rolland Cross, 22 years of age, was found deceased after he was shot while inside the club. Cross is from Homerville but was attending college in Atlanta and was home for the weekend. Initial Investigation reveals that Cross was at the club to check on working as a DJ that night.

Cross was talking to friends inside the club when he was shot and did not appear to be the intended target of the shooting. The GBI Crime Lab in Macon will conduct an autopsy.

Dominique Ellis, 23 years of age, was also injured during the shooting by a suspected bullet fragment and was transported and later released from a local hospital.

The GBI has obtained Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Possession of Firearm during the commission of a crime arrest warrants for the following individuals:   Trevor Denard Posley, B/M, 22 years of age; Dexter Jamal Freeney, B/M, 18 years of age; and Steven Maurice Monroe, B/M, 25 years of age; all of Homerville.

Trevor Posley and Dexter Freeney have not been located but Steven Monroe was taken into custody in Clinch Countytoday.   The investigation is still on-going; therefore no other details will be released at this time.

If anyone has information pertaining to the investigation, please contact the GBI Douglas Office at 912-389-4103 or the Clinch County Sheriff’s Department at 912-487-5316.

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