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Police: One in custody, will face murder charge after Auburn shooting

The Auburn Police Department says one person is in custody after a homicide in the city last week.

On March 15 around 1:40 a.m. police responded to Swift’s Tavern for the report of a shooting.


John Wesley Smith III died from injuries sustained in the shooting.

Police said in a news release that Shameek Marie Copes, turned herself in to authorities in South Carolina.

She was charged with second-degree murder.

Police thanked the agencies involved in the investigation- including those in South Carolina. Anyone with additional information about the investigation is asked to call (315) 255-4706.



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