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U.S. Marshals & GBI Capture Vidalia Murder Suspect

Courtesy of the Vidalia Police Department

The U.S. Marshals Service – Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) have captured an individual suspected to have murdered a Vidalia man in November.

Azirian Wright, 23, of Vidalia, was captured on Washington Street in Vidalia on December 28. Wright is charged with Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Possession of a Firearm or Knife During Certain Crimes in connection to the murder of Ladarius DeVonte Cobb, 31, of Vidalia, which occurred on November 8.

According to Vidalia Police, officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 700 block of Georgia Street at approximately 7:26 p.m. on November 8. Upon arrival, authorities found Cobb unresponsive with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The GBI was requested to aid in the investigation and helped Vidalia officers gain information from witnesses and family members to try to solve the case. Once Wright was determined to be the suspect, the U.S. Marshals Service was requested to assist his capture.

Vidalia Police Chief James Jermon extended his gratitude to the U.S. Marshals Service for their help in apprehending Wright and the GBI – Eastman Office for their hard work and dedication in the investigation.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the VPD Investigative Services Division at (912) 537-4123, Crimestoppers at (912) 386-4480, or the GBI, Eastman Office, at (478) 374-6988. Tips may also be submitted anonymously by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at https:// online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

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