Man charged with killing his brother in Waycross

People became suspicious after giving suspect a ride


WAYCROSS, Ga. – The brother of a 22-year-old man who was shot and killed over the weekend was arrested and charged with his murder, according to Waycross police.

Julian Thomas was found with gunshot wounds inside a Garland Avenue home just after 1 a.m. Saturday. He was taken to Memorial Santilla Health Medical Center, where he died.

About four hours later, police said a man driving a car stolen from another Waycross home asked for help after that car broke down southwest of Waycross. Good Samaritans gave Myron Thomas a ride to Homerville. When they heard about the murder in Waycross, they became suspicious and called Homerville police and told them the address where they had dropped him off.

Police said Myron Thomas was arrested after a short foot chase by Homerville police and the Clinch County Sheriff's Office. Myron Thomas was charged with murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during a crime. Additional charges are expected.

The gun found near where the arrest was made was stolen in Columbus, Georgia, in November 2018.

Myron Thomas
Myron Thomas

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