Crime

Shooting claims life of Hawkinsville man

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A man was mortally wounded Friday night in Hawkinsville.

The shooting happened at 6:18 p.m. at Henry Way Apartments at 62 6th St., Lindsey G. Wilkes, special agent in charge of the GBI office in Eastman, said in an email.

The victim was identified as Shundrecus Jackson, 27, of Hawkinsville. Jackson was pronounced dead at 8:37 p.m. Friday at Taylor Regional Hospital in Hawkinsville.

The accused shooter has provided a statement to authorities, Wilkes said.

No charges had been filed Saturday and the incident remains under investigation.

The GBI is assisting the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation.

If anyone has information about the shooting, contact the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office at 478-783-5121, or the Eastman GBI office at 478-374-6988.

Becky Purser covers breaking and Houston County news. She previously covered crime and courts for Houston and Peach counties for The Telegraph. A graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a bachelor’s degree in communications/news-editorial sequence, Becky also has covered city and county government for Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia newspapers.
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