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GBI seeking 29-year-old man after weekend murder in Metter

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On Monday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation obtained arrest warrants for 29-year-old Akeem Ajima Lanier.{ }Lanier is wanted for the shooting death of James Edward Butler, Jr., which happened at 820 Hodges St. in Metter on Saturday. (Credit: GBI)

On Monday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation obtained arrest warrants for 29-year-old Akeem Ajima Lanier for a deadly shooting that happened in Metter on Saturday.

The warrants are for murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to a news release.

Lanier is wanted for the shooting death of James Edward Butler, Jr., which happened at 820 Hodges St. in Metter on Saturday.

The GBI is asking for anyone with information about this investigation or Lanier’s location to call the GBI in Statesboro at (912) 871-1121 or the Metter Police Department at (912) 685-5437.