1 dead in Cuthbert shooting, GBI searching for suspect

Tyler Melvin is wanted by the GBI on a malice murder charge.
Tyler Melvin is wanted by the GBI on a malice murder charge.(Source: Georgia Bureau of Investigation)
Published: Sep. 2, 2023 at 4:58 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 2, 2023 at 6:51 PM EDT
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CUTHBERT, Ga. (WALB) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is investigating a shooting homicide that happened in Cuthbert.

On Saturday, police responded to an early morning shooting incident on Blakely Street and found Breanna Parker, 25, of Columbus, dead with multiple gunshot wounds, according to the GBI.

At around 1:30 a.m., the Cuthbert Police Department requested the GBI’s assistance in investigating Parker’s death.

GBI agents determined that Tyler Melvin, 37, of Fort Gains, GA, was the suspect. Parker and Melvin knew each other, according to the GBI.

A warrant has been taken out for Melvin’s arrest. He is facing a malice murder charge.

Melvin is not in custody at this time.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to submit an anonymous tip online, over the phone at 1(800) 597-TIPS, submit an online tip, or through the See Something, Send Something mobile app.