Hazlehurst, GA- On Thursday, May 16, 2014 at approximately 8:36 pm, the Hazlehurst Police Department and Jeff Davis County Sheriff’s Department responded to multiple gunshots at a residence on Harrison Nook in Hazlehurst, Georgia. Upon arrival, officers discovered two individuals had been shot. The Hazlehurst Police Department requested assistance from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Javonnie Mondray Chambers, B/M, 41, and his mother, Mary L. Chambers, B/F, 64, were transported from the scene by ambulance where Javonnie Chambers was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Jeff Davis Hospital. Mary Chambers died while en-route to the Memorial Hospital Trauma Center in Savannah, Georgia.  The GBI Crime Lab will be conducting autopsies on both victims.

Investigators suspect, based on initial information and evidence collected at the scene, that the shooting of Javonnie Chambers was drug related and that Mary Chambers was not a target of the shooting. The residence was hit with multiple gunshots by a least two black male gunmen. Also inside the residence at the time of the shooting were two small children, ages 2 and 4.  During the shooting, the children and another adult went and took cover in another part of the residence and were not injured. No arrests have been made at this time.


The investigation is still on-going; therefore no other details will be released at this time. If anyone has information pertaining to the investigation, please contact the GBI Douglas Office at 912-389-4103 or the Hazlehurst Police Department at 912-375-6688.

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Contact Information:

SAC Russell Mansfield 912-389-4103