Suspect in Mercer Village shooting has been arrested

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Sarah Pounds

The suspect is believed to also be connected to a robbery that occurred in Tatnall Square Park.

Summer Perritt, News Editor

A suspect in the shooting that occured in Mercer Village two weeks ago has been arrested according to an email sent out by President Underwood Jan. 24.

The suspect was arrested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and is believed to be connected to three murders, a robbery that occurred in Tatnall Square Park and a carjacking that happened on Coleman Hill.

According to a report by 13WMAZ, the suspect is named Quentin Sanders and is believed to be responsible for a string of crimes across across the central Georgia region.

Sanders was taken into custody on Jan. 21 and was later interviewed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation as well as Bibb county investigators. In the interview, Sanders implicated himself in several crimes around Mercer’s campus as well as a homicide in the area.

The investigation is ongoing.