An Albany man has been arrested in connection with the death of D’Shaunti Kyanni Hunter, the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday afternoon.
Jaylan Jashad Ray, 22, was arrested in Tallahassee, Florida, and is awaiting extradition while being held in the Leon County Jail. Warrants have been issued for Ray’s arrest on charges of murder and aggravated assault, according to the LCSO.
The body of Hunter, 17, of Ellenwood, was found Sunday in a cemetery across from Unionville Church in Barnesville after a person visiting a burial site at the cemetery spotted the body and then called authorities. The victim suffered at least one gunshot wound, according to LCSO investigators.
Ray was arrested by LCSO investigators, the GBI and the U.S. Marshals Service.
An investigation into the case is ongoing.