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Man shot to death in west Athens in possible gang murder

By Joe Johnson

A man was fatally shot late Tuesday night outside of his home in west Athens.

He was identified by the county coroner as 25-year-old Nigel Turner of Huntington Court.

Turner was a known member of the Red Tape Gang, and he apparently has become the most recent victim an Athens street gang rivalry that has claimed several lives in recent years.

A drive-by shooting involving those two gangs on March 8 resulted in the death of a 3-year-old boy who was killed inside his home by a bullet that missed its intended target.

Nigel Turner

In addition to the man who was killed Tuesday night, a woman who had been with him was said to have been injured and transported to the hospital.

Based on information gathered from the neighborhood, it appears that the victims had been in a car in the driveway of the gang member’s home when ambushed by a gunman.

No one with the Athens-Clarke County Police Department to whom CCN reached out for comment responded.

Classic City News will update this story as more information becomes available.

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