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Police hunting suspect
in 'The Spot' slaying

By Joel Hall

jhall@news-daily.com

Police are looking for a known suspect in the Dec. 23 killing of Marion Turner, 26, of College Park, who was shot at "The Spot," a night club and sports bar located at 8514 Hwy. 85 in Clayton County.

Officers say the wanted man is Derrick Ashley Blake, 31, whom authorities say was seen at the sports bar on the night of Dec. 23, arguing with Turner.

Blake allegedly went to his vehicle, retrieved a 9 mm handgun, re-entered the bar, and shot Turner twice in the back, killing him.

Lt. Rebecca Brown, a spokesperson for the Clayton County Police Department, said Blake has not been seen in the Clayton County area since the shooting, and is believed to be hiding out in the Savannah-Chatham County area.

Brown said a warrant for murder has been issued for Blake, who is approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds.

Those with information are urged to contact the Clayton County Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at (770) 477-3605.