The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) along with Mt. Vernon Police Department (MVPD) are investigating a shooting death that occurred at 1106 Walker Street on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at approximately 1:30 AM. At the time of the shooting, a party was occurring in and around the residence located at that address. During the gathering, a confrontation occurred between an unidentified man and Brewton Parker College student Stevenson Derival, age 20, of Decatur, GA. The unidentified man produced a handgun, shot Derival, and left the scene. Jabari Bridges, age 22, of Miami, was also shot and wounded by the perpetrator and sustained non-life threatening injuries. Bridges is also a student at Brewton Parker College.
The GBI and MVPD are requesting assistance in identifying the shooter. Anyone with information is asked to call the GBI office in Eastman at (478) 374-6988.