Funeral to be Held Saturday for Jordan Middleton

03/02/2017 at 10:54 | Posted by Shelby AmandaLee

The funeral is Saturday for a Columbia County teenager who was shot and killed by a Grovetown resident who thought a burglar was in his home last weekend.

Seventeen year old Jordan Middleton was shot early Saturday morning when 49 year old Dereck Fulton thought he’d encountered an intruder in his home just before 3:00 a.m. Columbia County authorities say Fulton’s 14 year old daughter had invited Middleton to their home on Coventry Avenue without her parent’s knowledge.

Fulton shot Middleton thinking he was an intruder as the teen tried to run from him.

Middleton’s funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel at Paine College. His remains will be in state at the chapel for two hours before the service.