D’Travieon Ledarius Jawuan Barnes
Birth: circa 1999
Death: December 1, 2019
Mr. D’Travieon Barnes of Dothan, Alabama passed on Tuesday, December 1, 2019.
Funeral Arrangements Saturday, December 07, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Shellman, GA Rev. Roosevelt Zanders, Pastor Rev. L.C. Spann, Officiating
Funeral Arrangements are Entrusted to Johnson& Son Funeral Service 249 South Main Street Dawson, GA 39842 Commissioner Ernest M. Johnson, Owner-LFD
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Michele Forehand Dec 3, 2019 Updated Dec 3, 2019
Victim in Ashford shooting identified; law enforcement believes shooting is drug related
Houston County investigators released the name of a man killed in what they describe as a drug-related shooting in Ashford Sunday.
D’Travieon Barnes, 20, of Houston County, died from a single gunshot wound to the chest area.
Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza would not elaborate on what led investigators to determine the shooting is drug-related because the investigation is active.
Deonte Latarus Gilmore, 20, was booked at the Houston County Jail at 7:14 a.m. Sunday. Bond has been set at $500,000.
Sheriff’s Maj. Bill Rafferty said authorities were called about midnight Saturday to a house in the 100 block of Harrison Street. Deputies located a man who was dead from a gunshot wound.
“At this time during the investigation, we have reviewed video footage that was captured by someone at the home when the shooting occurred,” Valenza said. “The video clearly shows Mr. Barnes strike the suspect with a laptop monitor. The video also shows, if slowed down for proper analysis, you can see Mr. Gilmore fall and then pull his gun out. The video shows Mr. Barnes kick Mr. Gilmore before the gun is fired.”
Valenza said he doubts the shooting can be characterized as self-defense under the state’s stand-your-ground law.
Deputies responded earlier Saturday to a nonemergency call regarding a noise complaint.
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Michele Forehand Dec 5, 2019 Updated Dec 5, 2019
Man charged in Sunday’s fatal shooting requests appointed counsel
A Houston County man charged in the fatal shooting of D’Trav-ieon Barnes last weekend in Ashford has requested a court-appointed attorney.
Deonte Latarus Gilmore, 20, was booked into the Houston County Jail early Sunday morning.
According to court documents, Gilmore asked that District Judge Benjamin Lewis appoint an attorney to represent him in his murder case. Lewis appointed defense attorney Thomas Smith.
Investigators with the Houston County Sheriff’s Office have reviewed video footage captured by someone at the home when the shooting occurred.
“The video clearly shows Mr. Barnes strike the suspect with a laptop monitor,” said Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza. “The video also showed, if slowed down for proper analysis, you can see Mr. Gilmore fall and then pull his gun out. The video shows Mr. Barnes kick Mr. Gilmore before the gun is fired.”
Valenza doubts the shooting can be characterized as self-defense under the state’s stand-your-ground law.
Gilmore is at the Houston County Jail on a $500,000 bond.
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Nathaniel Rodriguez - Dec 3, 2019 / 01:00 PM CST / Updated: Dec 3, 2019 / 01:02 PM CST
Ashford shooting stemmed from drug deal gone bad, sheriff’s office says
ASHFORD, Ala. (WDHN) — The Houston County Sheriff’s revealed the cause of Saturday’s fatal shooting in Ashford Tuesday afternoon.
According to an HCSO release, a drug deal went wrong at a house party on the 100 block of Harrison Street.
The victim — D’Travieon Ledarius Jawuan Barnes, 20, of Dothan — and suspect Deonte Latarus Gilmore got into a fight, which ended when Gilmore reportedly took a gun out and fired a round into Barnes’ chest.
Barnes ran away and fell outside the home’s garage door, having died from the injury.
This matches what is seen in a video of the incident, which shows the events leading up to and shortly after the shooting. You can read about that by following this link.
Gilmore is still in the Houston County Jail on a $500,000 bond for murder. He made his first appearance in court Monday.
The sheriff’s office also said the owner of the home where the shooting happened was actually out of town. It was a family member that threw the house party.
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