2 Statesboro Women Killed in Claxton Shooting

At the request of the Evans County Sheriff’s Office, GBI agents are investigating a shooting at the Relax Inn on US Highway 301 in Claxton, GA. Four people were shot and injured in this incident.   

Preliminary information indicates on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at about 7:00 a.m., the Claxton Police Department and the Evans County Sheriff’s Office responded to 911 calls regarding a shooting. When officers arrived at the motel, they found four people suffering from gunshot wounds.

Two of the four victims that were shot and injured  were pronounced dead  at the hotel. They have been identified as Shalonde  A’Jessica Stevens, age 27, of Statesboro, GA and Taylor Samone Clark, age 26, of Statesboro, GA.  

They  will be taken to the GBI Crime Lab where autopsies will be performed .

The identities and conditions of the other victims are being withheld at this time. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact the GBI Regional Investigative Office in Statesboro at 912-871-1121, the Evans County Sheriff’s Office at 912-739-1611, or the Claxton Police Department at 912-739-2121.  

Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS(8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.  

Jessica Szilagyi

Jessica Szilagyi is Publisher of TGV News She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement and corrections. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia.

Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and a commentator on the 'Let Me Tell You Why You're Wrong Podcast.'

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