THOMSON, GA (WJBF) – One man is dead after a shooting in Thomson.

According to McDuffie County Coroner Paul Johnson, around 11:00 p.m. Saturday night Thomson police responded to a call on the 800 block of a street in Thomson, in reference to a male gunshot victim.

The victim, 32-year-old Steveance Tate of Thomson, was pronounced dead on the scene at 11:39 p.m.

An autopsy will be performed at the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office in Decatur this week.

According to the GBI, upon arrival Thomson PD learned that a woman at the home with Tate was also shot. The woman was taken to a hospital in Augusta where she was treated and released for her injuries.

Preliminary information indicates that Tate and the woman were sitting in a car in front of the home when an unknown person approached the car and began firing.

No arrests have been made at this time. 

The Coroner’s Office, GBI, and Thomson Police Department are investigating.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Thomson Police Department at 706-595-2166 or the Thomson Regional Investigative Office at 706-595-2575. 

Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), or online at