Second man arrested in Georgia music festival shooting | National


SANDERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A second man has been arrested for murder in a shooting in May that killed two people and caused a stampede at a music festival in Georgia.

Washington County Sheriff Joel Cochran said on Wednesday that Brian Keith Rozier, a 24-year-old east Dublin resident, was arrested by US marshals. Rozier is charged with malicious murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, use of a firearm in a felony and reckless driving.

The shooting killed 17-year-old William Mykell Lowery and 30-year-old Christopher “Scooter” Dunn. The pair were attending a Freaknik-themed music festival at the private Larry Mitchell Ballpark in Sandersville.

Rozier had not yet been incarcerated in the Washington County Jail as of Wednesday afternoon. It was unclear whether he had a lawyer to represent him.

Ryan Rozier, 22, also from east Dublin, was arrested in connection with the shooting in June for being a felon in possession of a firearm and breaching his probation. It’s not immediately clear if the two Roziers are related.

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Washington County commissioners filed a lawsuit to shut down the private park after hearing complaints from nearby residents following the shooting.

Witnesses said the crowded event had little security, with no one checking weapons and limited access.

A judge issued an interim order closing the park. A hearing on a permanent closure was scheduled for last week, but Cochran said it was postponed until September 1. The park will remain closed until at least September 4.

Investigators say they are still looking for information about the May shooting.

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