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Sautee man indicted in Thursday shooting death
Talon Roame Lowery
Talon Roame Lowery

A Sautee man was charged Monday by a grand jury in the Thursday shooting death at a Cleveland Highway gas station.

Talon Roame Lowery, 19, was charged with malice murder, felony murder and two counts each of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

He is accused of shooting Bryan Ramirez, 18, in the back with a rifle at the Cleveland Highway Texaco Thursday night.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Stephen Wilbanks said Ramirez, who worked at the Texaco, was taking a break with a friend at the picnic table outside of the store.

He was pronounced dead at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Wilbanks said a recording of the shooting was posted on Snapchat, which made its way to a White County investigator.

The deputy did not disclose any further information on the case since Friday afternoon.

One aggravated assault charge pertains to the friend sitting with Ramirez.

Lowery’s attorney Matt Leipold declined to comment on the case.

Authorities learned that Ramirez had been shot by someone driving through the parking lot in an F150 pickup truck.

Investigators at the White County Sheriff’s Office informed Hall investigators of the Snapchat video and their familiarity with the suspect.

White County authorities found the suspect at his home and detained him until Hall investigators arrived.

“Investigators obtained search warrants and retrieved the suspected murder weapon from the F150, which was also located at the suspect’s home,” according to the news release from Hall.

Investigators are working to determine whether there was any relationship between the two teens and whether anyone else was in the truck at the time of the shooting.

Anyone with information about the incident can call the Hall County Sheriff’s Office at 770-531-6879.

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