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Man arrested in fatal Thanksgiving Day shooting in Bartholomew County

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Posted at 11:28 AM, Nov 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-01 07:30:53-05

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY — An Edinburgh man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting late Thanksgiving Day, officials say.

Damion Bryant, 20, is charged with a single count of murder, according to court records.

Bartholomew County Sheriff's deputies began their investigation about 6:13 p.m. Thursday while responding to a report of a shooting in the 15000 block of North Bluff Road. It was there they found a male suffering a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Medics at the scene provided aid to the victim and he was transported to Columbus Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

On Friday, the victim was identified as 49-year-old Wayne E. McGeorge Jr. by Coroner Clayton Nolting.

WRTV will not name the suspect until formal charges are filed.