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Murder Suspect Known As 'Lil Ghost' At Large For Over One Year Apprehended In Georgia, Authorities Say

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Source: Marietta Police Department; UNSPLASH

Aug. 8 2022, Published 10:20 a.m. ET

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Authorities said a teenager wanted for killing a man in Georgia was apprehended one year after he was identified as the main suspect in the case, has learned.

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Donald Bannister, now 18, was arrested in East Point on charges that included murder and aggravated assault in connection with the death of 34-year-old Norval Bailey.

On June 15, 2021, Bannister, known as “Lil Ghost”, is accused of shooting Bailey in Marietta, police said.

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Police have not released a motive in the shooting or said how they connected Bannister to the case.


The victim was rushed to an area hospital and died from his injuries.

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“During their investigation into a possible location of Bannister, they learned that he was also involved in a shooting in Atlanta recently,” the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office said. “Once they determined a location for Bannister, they were joined by the South Metro SWAT Team and members of the GBI Gang Unit.”

Bannister, the sheriff’s office said, was taken into custody without incident.



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