A man is dead after a shooting at Washington Drive in Waynesboro, according to authorities.
Burke County Sheriff’s deputies found the body of a man in the backyard of a residence on Queen Court, a Burke County Sheriff’s news release states. The deputies were backing up Waynesboro Police after a call came in about shots fired.
The victim has been identified as Justin Antonio Waltower, 24, according to Burke County chief deputy Lewis Blanchard.
Deputies and officers are canvasing the area and K-9 officers are also working the area, according to the release.
Georgia Bureau Investigation has been called to assist.