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Thursday December 12th, 2019 9:11PM

GBI investigating Banks County homicide

By Cindy Centofanti Anchor/Reporter

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been asked to investigate a homicide in Banks County.

According to the Banks County Sheriff Carlton Speed, deputies were dispatched to a shooting incident last Friday.

"On Friday, November 22, at approximately 6:43 p.m., Banks County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a 911 call at 851 Highway 323 in Gillsville," Speed said. "The call was in reference to a shooting incident."

Speed said when deputies arrived on the scene, they found a 56-year-old man, John Jeffery Turner, dead.

"When deputies arrived at that location, they found John Jeffery Turner, 56, dead from an apparent gunshot wound," he said.

Individuals involved in the incident have been identified and located. However, according to authorities, no charges have been filed.

The GBI is assisting with the investigation.

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