WAYCROSS, Ga. — One person was killed in Waycross early Sunday morning during an ambush reportedly against a group of people that included Jacksonville rapper Yungeen Ace.
Police said they responded to the Hampton Inn at 1720 Brunswick Highway to reports of people being chased in the parking lot by people with guns at around 3:30 a.m.
At the scene, police found the victim, 30-year-old Jeremy Alexander Brookins, near the hotel's pool area. Brookins had gunshot wounds to his body and was pronounced dead shortly after, police say.
Another victim, Dewayne Lamont Scott, 29, was found in a room inside the hotel with gunshot wounds and was rushed to a hospital, police said.
Three men from Jacksonville were arrested during an investigation into the shooting, police said.
Mark Isaac Jefferson, 26, was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and marijuana possession.
Leroy Girard Whittaker, 18, was arrested and charged with a marijuana misdemeanor, reckless conduct and possession of a handgun without a license.
Devante Demorris Starks, 26, was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm and marijuana possession.
Attorney David Hass said rapper Yungeen Ace, real name Keyanta Bullard, and his group were ambushed as they returned to the hotel.
The attorney said Bullard and his group are being cooperative with the Waycross Police Department as they investigate the case.
This isn't the first time Bullard has found himself in the middle of a deadly ambush.
In June 2018, Bullard was the lone survivor of a shooting that took place near the Town Center Mall on the Southside. Killed in the shooting was his brother Tre'von Bullard, 18, and friends Royale D'Von Smith Jr., 18, and Jercoby Da'Shad Groover, 19. In that shooting, police said a car pulled up and began firing at the vehicle the four teens were sitting in.
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