SWAINSBORO, Ga. (WJBF) -The Swainsboro Police Department is investigating a murder.

Authorities responded to 226 Washington Street around 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning for a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers found a woman lying face down next to a car.

Witnesses told investigators that a domestic dispute led to the shooting that claimed the life of 52-year-old Johnnie Starnes.

NewsChannel 6 has learned the suspect, identified as 51-year-old Kelvin Kirkland.

Police say a drone found Kirland in a wooded area not far from the scene of the crime, he is in custody.

He has been charged with Murder, Cruelty to Children, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime.