A second man has been arrested on murder charges in a shooting in May that left two people dead and caused a stampede at a music festival in Georgia.
Washington County Sheriff Joel Cochran said Wednesday that Brian Keith Rozier, a 24-year-old East Dublin resident, has been arrested by US police chiefs. Rozier was charged with malicious murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, use of a firearm in a crime and reckless conduct.
The shooting killed William Mykell Lowery, 17, and Christopher “Scooter” Dunn, 30. Both men were attending a Freaknik-themed music festival at the private Larry Mitchell Ballpark in Sandersville.
Rozier had yet to be placed in the Washington County jail as of Wednesday afternoon. It is unclear if he is represented by an attorney.
Ryan Rozier, 22, also of East Dublin, was arrested in connection with the June shootings for gun possession and probation violation. It was not immediately known if the two Roziers were related.
Washington County commissioners sued to close the private park after hearing complaints from nearby residents following the shooting.
Witnesses said the crowded event had little security, no weapons were checked and access was restricted.
A judge issued an order to temporarily close the park. A hearing on the permanent closure was scheduled for last week, but Cochran said it has been delayed until September 1. The park will remain closed until at least September 4. .
Investigators said they were still looking for information about the May shooting.
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