From today’s Sentinel.

New York man arrested in death of Winston man

by Winston Jones/Douglas County Sentinel


A New York man was arrested Thursday in the Bronx in connection with the Aug. 29 slaying of Winston resident Shawn P. McMahon.

The suspect was identified as Richard P. Livingston, 20, of New York City, according to Douglas County Chief Deputy Stan Copeland. He said Livingston was apprehended near a homeless shelter by U.S. marshals and members of the Douglasville-Douglas County Major Case Unit.

“Items belonging to the victim were recovered during the arrest, and the suspect is facing extradition back to Georgia on murder charges and other charges forthcoming,” Copeland said Friday afternoon.

He said members of the Major Case Unit had been in New York City three days this week searching for the suspect.

“They had developed enough information to get a warrant,” Copeland said. “He is being held in a New York City jail, awaiting an extradition decision.”

He said the suspect apparently knew McMahon, and officials believe the motive was robbery.

McMahon’s body was found last Saturday afternoon in his Patrick Place residence, just off Shell Road, south of State Highway 166. The State Crime Lab said McMahon died of blunt force trauma.

“The Major Case Unit did a fantastic job,” Copeland said. “They had a suspect in custody in less than a week. They deserve all the credit in the world.”

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