Law enforcement in Georgia reports that a 6-year-old child was shot and killed near Richmond County.

Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen said that Eugene Ryder Stamey died of a gunshot wound in the chest on Monday night at his home in Hephzibah, GA. Investigators told local news agencies Goodman used a shotgun to shoot the boy.

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office said Benjamin Wesley Goodman, 32, was placed into custody and charged murder, child cruelty, and other charges related to the child’s death.

Goodson is the live-in boyfriend of the child’s mother, according to investigators.  It’s unknown if Goodman has a lawyer who could comment.

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