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THOMAS COUNTY, GA (WALB) -

By Kimberly Page - bio | email

THOMAS COUNTY, GA (WALB) – We now know the name of a man murdered Thursday afternoon in Thomas County.

Authorities tell us 39-year-old John Mark Morris was shot once in the chest, in the back yard of a home on Stewart Road a little after 2 o'clock Thursday.

Morris was transported to Archbold Memorial Hospital where he died.

Lt. Steve Jones with the Thomas County Sheriff's Office said, "The GBI and our guys are still actively working the scene to determine exactly what happened. They also have a suspect that they're talking with right now."

No charges have been filed against that suspect.

The Thomas County Sheriff's office would not tell us whether Morris lived at the house.

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