Third and final suspect arrested in Loganville teen's murder

Third suspect identified in Loganville teen shooting

LOGANVILLE, Ga. -- Gwinnett Police said the third and final suspect turned himself in for the murder of a Loganville teenager.

Corey Bryant, 18, turned himself in to the Gwinnett County Jail on Tuesday, March 14, shortly after 6 p.m. Bryant was booked on charges of murder and armed robbery. He also had an outstanding warrant from the Atlanta Police Department. 

On March 11, police responded to a call about a group of teenagers fighting and found 19-year-old Jacquorrius "Corey" Madison suffering from a gunshot would. He was found in a Loganville neighborhood's swim and tennis area and later died at the hospital.

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The next day, police first arrested 17-year-old Terrance Elisha Thornton of Stone Mountain. Gwinnett Police said the homicide appeared to be drug related. Monday, police arrested 17-year-old Joshua Donnell Cook of Stone Mountain and identified 18-year-old Corey Leemarce Bryant of Lithonia as a suspect.

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Gwinnett police called this case disturbing and said, "There is no peaceful resolution to the conclusion of this criminal investigation," a release said.

"A young person lost his life while the other three are facing a lifetime of imprisonment for one very serious criminal act."

The victim's family said the teen, who went by the name Corey, was known for his good spirit and for being a good kid. His family gathered Sunday in the Shady Grove Subdivision and were at a lost to understand why him.

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Police have not released any known connections between the teens who Gwinnett police noted were at the beginning of their adult lives.

"On one side, you have a family grieving the loss of a 19-year old.  And, at the other end are three families trying to understand how their teen could be involved in such a crime."

11Alive will work to gather more details and update this story as more information comes to light.

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