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Sheriff Roundtree issues statement on recent spike in homicides

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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is acutely aware of the uptick in homicides within the last week.  The Sheriff’s Office is taking decisive action to investigate these homicides as well as to prevent others in the future.  The Sheriff’s Office is in the early stages of investigation and requests our citizens’ input and information they may be able to provide to successfully arrest the culprits.  At this juncture, it is apparent that at least two of the shooting victims were killed as a result of gang violence.  We have plans for selected enforcement action to target those criminals who are participating in gangs and the associated gun violence and drug trafficking.

This will include proactive teams conducting operations in areas recently affected by gang activity and other known high crime areas. Deputies will also conduct road checks in targeted areas.  This activity will continue until these gang members and their associates realize that the Sheriff’s Office will not rest until they stop or are put in jail.

– Sheriff Roundtree

6 COMMENTS

  1. This is not the fault of the Sheriff’s office, they can only respond to crime. They can rarely stop it. The fault for this young mans actions lies squarely with the parent(s) and the citizens of this individuals community. You collectively raised him and made him what he is. You failed to correct his language when he was 5 years old, you failed to see that he did his homework when he was in elementary school, you failed to inspire him with visions of what he could be in high school and beyond. You allowed him to run the streets and associate with others that you knew were not good role models. You didn’t have the time to guide him in the right direction, so you just let the streets be his mentor. Well, how do you like the results? Until a community decides that they are no longer going to accept this as a cultural norm, this will continue.

  2. I usually don’t put my name out there like this but first of all you can’t blame the parents yeah true indeed they might have had something to do with his raising but you can raise a child to the best of your ability and that child gets a certain age they know right from wrong no matter what no matter how he was raised or what he was raised around there’s nothing for these kids to do right here and by them being in a certain neighborhood there already labeled as a bad person and for the religious people we’re living in the side of times all of this is preordained it’s already written down pick up your Bible and read the book of Revelations then maybe you’ll start getting yourself together and start pointing fingers and I’m going to have some critics about this comment but I don’t care stop blaming and start doing something about it

    • Your reaction is the problem Ms. Fagans. People want to say “well, not all”. We know there are exceptions, but the parental responsibility issues are the preponderance of the cases. It starts with no dad in the picture.

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