The incident occurred on Monday when 18-year-olds Sydney Maughon and Jeremy Munson, along with McKenzie Davenport, 19, decided to vandalize the victim's home on Dobbins Mill by egging it, according to the Spalding County Sheriff's Office.
The victim, identified as Jonathan Gilbert, who also went by the name Tyler Lane, was found by sheriff's deputies shot to death in the middle of the road.
The Spalding County Sheriff's Office said in a statement, "It appears there was an ongoing lover's quarrel, and the suspects decided to go to Gilbert's residence on Dobbins Mill and vandalize it by egging it."
"When Gilbert saw what they were doing to his residence, he came out of the house unarmed, to confront them," the Sheriff's Office added.
During the confrontation, Maughon allegedly shot Gilbert multiple times before fleeing the scene in a vehicle with the two other individuals, police said.
Maughon, Munson, and Davenport have all been charged with malice murder, battery and criminal trespass. In addition, Maughon and Munson were charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, Fox News reports.
The sheriff's office said in a press release that all three suspects will be held accountable for the death of Gilbert "because they all plotted and planned together, and traveled to the location with the intent to commit a crime that led up to the murder together, they are all just as culpable as if they had each pulled the trigger themselves."
"They went to egg a house, the victim confronted them while they were doing it, he lost his life, and they drove off and left his body in the middle of the road. Together they bought that ticket; now together they can ride that ride," stated the press release.
The investigation remains ongoing.
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