Crime

East Dublin man shot dead in Dublin’s 4th homicide of 2015

A 29-year-old East Dublin man died after suffering multiple gunshot wounds late Thursday night.

Tavaris Antwon Carter was found in the driver’s seat of a running Isuzu Trooper just before midnight, said Dublin Police Chief Wayne Cain.

“He was unresponsive when we got there,” Cain said.

Carter was rushed to Fairview Park Hospital where he was pronounced dead some time after midnight, he said.

Just before 11:55 p.m. Thursday, police were called to 521 Fair St. for a report of shots fired.

“No one claimed to have seen anything,” Cain said. “Several said they heard shots and found the victim in the vehicle.”

Overnight, investigators interviewed witnesses and people phoned in tips.

“We had numerous phone calls telling us who did it, but they were all different people,” Cain said. “Of course, we welcome more phone calls. Maybe one of them will be right.”

In the meantime, officers are tracking down all leads.

This is the fourth homicide this year in the county seat of Laurens County.

“This one is unrelated to the others,” the chief said.

The three prior fatal shootings involved arguments, he said.

Cain said he knew Carter but had no recent dealings with him.

The chief declined to discuss any suspected motive for the killing.

He urged anyone with information to call Dublin police at 478-277-5023 or leave anonymous tips through Crimestoppers at 478-275-0803.

To contact writer Liz Fabian, call 744-4303 and follow her on Twitter@liz_lines.

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