One person dead following overnight shooting in Thomson


THOMSON, Ga. (WJBF) — Authorities are investigating a shooting death in Thomson.

Officials say the incident happened in the 200 block of Jones Road just before 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 30.

We’ve learned Charles Willingham, 63, was shot once and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The victim’s body will be transported to the GBI Crime Lab in Decatur, GA where an autopsy will be performed at a later time. 

The Thomson Police Department requested assistance from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

If you have any information, call the Thomson Police Department at 706-595-2166, the GBI at 706-595-2575, or McDuffie County 911.

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