Atlanta man, 38, found shot to death in front yard south of Fayetteville; suspect, 43, charged with murder

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Douglasville resident Steven Andre Beacham (right) is in custody for the May 25 murder of Jabrell Jerome Buggs, of Atlanta, at a south Fayette County residence. Accompanying Beacham is Fayette County Sheriff's Office Investigator Marlyn Willilams (left) and Investigator and Case Agent in-charge Taweyla Wilson. Photo/Fayette County Sheriff's Office.
Douglasville resident Steven Andre Beacham (right) is in custody for the May 25 murder of Jabrell Jerome Buggs, of Atlanta, at a south Fayette County residence. Accompanying Beacham is Fayette County Sheriff's Office Investigator Marlyn Willilams (left) and Investigator and Case Agent in-charge Taweyla Wilson. Photo/Fayette County Sheriff's Office.

A suspect is in custody following a shooting during the early morning hours Wednesday at a residence off Ga. Highway 92 South that resulted in an Atlanta man found deceased in the front yard.

The Fayette County Communications Center on May 25 dispatched uniform deputies to the residence on Forest Lake Drive off Hilo Road and Ga. Highway 92 South at 1:52 a.m. in reference to a verbal altercation in progress, said Sheriff Barry Babb.

“When they arrived, deputies located the body of a deceased adult male in the front yard of the residence. The male was deceased from a suspected gunshot wound,” Babb said.

Babb said the victim has been identified as 38-year-old Jabrell Jerome Buggs, of Atlanta.

“Investigators quickly identified a suspect and a short time later, 43-year-old Steven Andre Beacham was taken into custody without incident in Douglasville.

Beacham was charged with felony murder and aggravated assault, Babb added.

The investigation is ongoing.

Babb thanked the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF), the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Douglasville Police Department for their assistance in locating the suspect.

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  1. Ignorant people should never be addressed regardless of how anyone feels this was someones brother ….father….nephew ..and many MANY MORE
    HE WILL FOREVER BE IN OUR HEARTS AND MISSED
    MY FRIEND & MANY MORE SOO UNEXPECTED …GOD NEEDED HIM MORE …PEOPLE SHOULD BE MINDFUL YET IT IS SUCH A SELFISH ASS WORLD…

  2. Yes, How about before you pass judgment you wait to see the facts of this incident. From looking Mr. Beacham does not have a criminal record at all, however Mr. Buggs has an extended criminal history.
    BTW “CRASHING BOULDER” PLEASE EXPLAIN WHO THOSE PEOPLE ARE BECAUSE YOU REALLY LOOK AND SOUND LIKE AN IGNORANT RACIST.

  3. Oh, it’s just ‘THOSE PEOPLE’ again doing what they do best and what we have all come to expect from them. It’s just a shame that they had to bring their CRIMINAL, VIOLENT, SUB-HUMAN MISBEHAVIOR to Fayette County. Clayton, Dekalb or Fulton would have been so much more ‘APPROPRIATE’! 👿 👹 👺