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Tifton man murdered


Tifton Police have confirmed that a man was killed Monday night around 11:00 on Timmons Drive.

Lt. Lee Dunston of TPD says that when officers arrived, they found 22 year old Jessie James Harris, II on the floor in the living room of the house, shot once with an unknown caliber gun.

Units from Tift County EMS arrived and requested that the coroner be notified. Harris was pronounced dead at the scene. Mr. Harris' four year old son was also inside the residence at the time of the shooting but was not injured.

Tifton Police Department personnel and Crime Scene Technicians from the Georgia Bureau of Investigations worked throughout the night at the scene and interviewing potential witnesses.

"It appears the victim answered the door and was shot right there near the door," Dunston said.

Police say Harris was shot once and will only say in his upper body area.

They also say he wasn't alone at the time of his death.

"His four year old son was at the house with him, the child was not injured and has been turned over to relatives."

Investigators are not saying if anyone else may have been inside the home.

They continuing to interview neighbors and family members.

"Somebody knows something. We're asking those people to call and gives us some information. This four year old boy lost his father,"

Valeria Collins, a nearby resident, says she heard more than one gunshot. "I ran outside after I heard five shots and seen a car spinning off , somebody at the top of the road said "somebody got shot, somebody got shot."

Collins says everything was over in a very quickly. "I ran up the road to see and everything was over with. I ran back in the house to wake up my husband and I heard the sirens coming," said Collins.

Police say right now they have no suspects or possible motive for Harris' murder. Tifton Police requested the assistance of the GBI in this ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Tifton Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division at 229-382-3132.

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