HAWKINSVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is working a murder-suicide case in Pulaski County near the Dooly County line.
Special Agent Lindsey Wilkes with the GBI Eastman Office says on September 2 around 7:30 p.m the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office asked for help with a death investigation.
According to Special Agent Wilkes, deputies found the bodies of 46-year-old Alton Douglas Bullington of Vienna and 40-year-old Justin Smith of Hawkinsville in a home on Burnt Bridge Road.
According to a news GBI news release, both men died as a result of gunshot wounds. Investigators believe Smith shot and killed Bullington. And then Smith committed suicide.
Agent Wilkes says a third party witnessed the incident. Bullington and Smith were acquainted with each other through a mutual friend.
The investigation is active and ongoing. If anyone has information, please contact the GBI Eastman office at 478-374-6988.