One dead in Citra shooting

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Posted February 27, 2024 | Staff report

A suspect was apprehended in Georgia on Tuesday night after a shooting left one woman dead in Citra earlier that day.

Sherese Stafford, 33, was found dead of a gunshot wound at 16849 NE 41st Ct., Citra, when law enforcement responded to a report of a shooting at 4:13 p.m. on Tuesday.

The suspect, Kenron Vereen, is said to have fled the scene in a white pickup truck, which law enforcement found abandoned nearby, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Vereen turned himself in at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office in Jesup, Georgia. Vereen is now in custody at the Wayne County Jail, after being arrested on warrants unrelated to the shooting death of Stafford.

When asked if any children were involved or present at the time of the shooting, Moore said that it was possible a child may have heard something when the shooting took place.

Law enforcement initially believed that a child had been kidnapped, but that possibility has since been ruled out.

“It was believed there might have been another child in the area that wasn’t here when we arrived, but that child’s been located and is safe,” Moore said.

The homicide investigation is ongoing as of Wednesday.

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