//Police ID victim of Saturday night shooting in Valdosta, release suspect photo

Police ID victim of Saturday night shooting in Valdosta, release suspect photo

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VALDOSTA – Valdosta police have identified the victim of a Saturday night shooting north of downtown Valdosta.

According to VPD, Brendan Lee Harpe, 26, was killed in the shooting on N. Troup Street shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday.

Antonio Denson, 29, of Quitman, was later pulled over and arrested by police. He was booked into the Lowndes County jail. Deson is charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Police believe an argument between Denson and Harpe led to the shooting.

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VALDOSTA – The Valdosta Police Department has made an arrest in a Saturday night shooting that left a man dead.

VPD says officers responded to the scene around 10:52 p.m on the 800 block of N. Troup Street. When they arrived, they found a 26-year-old white male suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His identity is not yet being released.

Investigators spoke to witnesses who were able to give a description of a vehicle leaving the scene. Officers tracked down the vehicle and detained everyone inside.

They were able to identify the suspect, arresting 29-year-old Antonio Denson.

They say he and the victim argued before the shooting.

“This was a senseless incident over an argument. The offender took matters into his own hands which caused the life of another,” said Chief Brian Childress. “Although it saddens me this occurred, I am extremely proud of the officer who spotted the offender’s vehicle leaving and the detective who worked this case. In quick fashion, they solved this murder in record time.”

Denson is currently facing Felony Murder charges. Additional charges are pending.

(WCTV Eyewitness News)