1 arrested in deadly shooting during drug deal gone bad in Pike County

Jaiden Chappell
Jaiden Chappell(Pike County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jul. 17, 2022 at 12:37 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 18, 2022 at 9:48 PM EDT
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PIKE COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) - Authorities in Pike County have arrested a woman wanted for murder.

According to the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, at 10 p.m. Saturday, deputies were called to a shooting outside of a home at 214 Patton Road.

When deputies got there, they found 19-year-old James Knight who died from a gunshot wound.

The initial investigation revealed that the shooting happened during an illicit drug deal, according to the sheriff’s office.

Investigators identified one suspect and are working to identify a second.

A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said this act was not a random act of violence as Knight was targeted by the suspects.

A murder arrest warrant was obtained for 18-year-old Jaiden Chappell from Griffin.

Monday morning, the Pike County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook that Chappell is in custody and currently housed at the Pike County Jail charged with murder.

Investigators say additional arrests are possible in this case.

Jaiden Chappell is in custody and currently housed at the Pike County Jail. Chappell is charged with murder and is...

Posted by Pike County Sheriff's Office on Monday, July 18, 2022

If you have any information regarding this fatal shooting, please contact an investigator at 770-567-8431.