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UPDATED ON 6: News Channel 6 Investigates Deadly Shooting Victim's Criminal Past

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***UPDATED at 5:15 P.M. on Tuesday, May 27th***

WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory uncovered a long, criminal past for the victim of a deadly shooting early Tuesday morning in Washington, Georgia.

While passing a basketball with her grand kids, Minnie Evans is remembering what happened just a few hours earlier in her quiet Washington, Georgia neighborhood.

"I think it was 3 shots that I heard and I thought it was a firecracker and I got up and thought it was the children," said Evans.

Those shots coming from a house on Buster Avenue, just a couple of doors down from Evans.

Evans said, "Now that's what's real shocking. Very shocking to have it. And I mean, for it to be this close."

Investigators say Jomarkus Callaway shot 31-year-old Carlos Wynn twice in the chest.

WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Callaway has been arrested before on drug charges.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said witnesses say Callaway shot Wynn in self-defense.

A search of the Georgia Department of Corrections shows that Wynn has a violent, criminal past.

Wynn has been in jail on three separate occasions, between December 2003 to December 2012, with his longest time behind bars being just more than a year.

Wynn served time for crimes ranging from firearm possession during a crime and drug charges.

Police say this deadly shooting is the first one of 2014 in Washington, Georgia and the first in at least 10 years.

It's something Evans says she doesn't see on her street.

"We don't have things like this," said Evans.

The GBI is still investigating this case.

At this point, WJBF News Channel 6 is told Jomarkus Callaway is not charged in this deadly shooting and the GBI says there are no plans at this time to arrest him.

He is in jail with warrants pending by the Washington Police Department for an incident that is not related to the shooting. 

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***UPDATED at 2:03 P.M. on Tuesday, May 27th***


We have the latest information on a deadly shooting in Washington, Georgia.

The shooting happened on Buster Avenue.

The victim is identified as 31-year-old Carlos Wynn, who was pronounced dead at Wills Memorial Hospital shortly before 1:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Now, we know the name of the suspect in the case. Police are questioning Jomarkus Callaway. At this point, he is not yet charged.

A short time ago, we spoke with Investigator Philip Perkins, with the Washington Police Department. He says, "We are going through the process of gathering all of the facts about the case. We've spoken to some of the witnesses. We still have a couple of other witnesses we'd like to speak to. We've turned the case over to the GBI."

Police are releasing few details, as this investigation is ongoing.

WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the incident stemmed from an argument between the two men.

Our Deon Guillory is in Wilkes County right now, and he will more on this developing story during our Tuesday evening newscasts.

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***UPDATED at 11:20 A.M. on Tuesday, May 27th***


We now know the identity of the man being questioned in connection to a deadly shooting in Washington, Georgia.

Jomarkus Callaway is being questioned, but he has not been charged, at this time.

We are told that the shooting is the result of an altercation between Callaway and the victim in the deadly shooting, Carlos Wynn, who also had a gun, according to investigators.

We will continue to follow this developing story and provide the latest details as they become available.

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***POSTED at 8:29 A.M. on Tuesday, May 27th***

A man is dead following a shooting in Washington, Georgia.

According to Wilkes County Coroner Blake Thompson, the incident happened on Buster Street.

The victim, identified as 31-year-old Carlos Wynn, was pronounced dead shortly before 1:00 a.m. Tuesday morning at Wills Memorial Hospital.

Thompson tells us, Wynn was shot twice in the chest.

One person is being questioned in connection to the case. A suspect's name has not been released.

The Washington Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) are handling the investigation into the deadly incident.

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