COFFEE CO., GA (WALB) - A man has been arrested and charged with murder after an incident that led to the lockdown of four Coffee County schools on Monday.
According to the Coffee County Sheriff's Office, Freddie Lee Lampkin Jr., 37, was arrested after Christopher Leonard Tyson, 48, was found dead due to apparent gunshot wounds in the 100 block of Quincey Batten Loop.
Officials with the sheriff's office said they received a 911 report from a neighbor around 12:30 p.m. that a person had been shot.
When Douglas police officers arrived, they found Tyson's body and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called to help with the investigation.
The sheriff's office said Coffee County school officials were notified and due to the closeness of the shooting to Coffee High School, it was placed on a hard lockdown.
Ambrose Elementary, Broxton- Mary Hayes Elementary and Coffee Middle School were also put on a soft lockdown as a safety precaution.
City and county law enforcement went into Coffee High to clear the school of any potential danger. The high school was cleared by law enforcement personnel and there was no perceived immediate threat to students.
After an investigation by GBI agents, sheriff's investigators and Georgia State Patrol troopers, Lampkin was found inside a mobile home and arrested without incident.
Lampkin has been charged with one count of malice murder, one count of possession of a firearm by convicted felon and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Lampkin was taken to the Coffee County Jail.
Tyson's body will be taken to the GBI Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.
This is an active investigation and anyone with any information on the death of Tyson is urged to contact the Coffee County Sheriff's Office at (912) 384-4227 or (912) 389-4103.