The man has been identified as 19-year-old Dante Tobias, according to a Warner Robins Police Department.

Based on evidence and autopsy results, the cause of death has been ruled as an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound.

(UPDATE 7:30 P.M.)

"Just something that doesn't happen very often, that's why it was so surprising," said Connie Chancellor.

That's how the long-time Windsor Drive resident described the scene on her street Thursday morning.

She said the surprise of it all woke her husband up in the middle of the night "around 1:00 or some place like that."

He heard "a racket" and then saw a heavy police presence, she recalls.

According to Jennifer Parson, spokesperson for the Warner Robins Police Department, officers were dispatched to a home at the corner of Windsor and Oliver Drive around 1 a.m. Thursday morning.

When they arrived they found a 19-year-old dead.

Houston County coroner Danny Galpin said the victim was killed by a gunshot to the chest.

Elizabeth Chancellor, Connie Chancellor's daughter and next door neighbor, said the news came as a shock to her neighborhood.

"It's a really scary thing, you know?" asked Elizabeth Chancellor. "It's always been a really good quiet neighborhood and something like this really puts you on edge."

Police were on the scene for most of the day.

At least nine evidence markers were visible in the street and the home's front yard.

Parson said the department is calling it a suspicious death investigation and not a homicide at this point.

She did not release the victim's name.

Connie Chancellor said the situation has some people on her street concerned.

"I think it has unnerved some of the neighbors -- some of them say, 'We don't know whether we should, we should think about moving,'" said Chancellor.

However, Connie said she's staying put. Her daughter Elizabeth said the incident does make her consider packing up, but right now, her thoughts are with the victim and his family.

"I'm sure sorry about everything that happened," she said. "I mean, it's just -- it's a shame."

Parson said it's unlikely any more information will be released until an autopsy is completed.

Coroner Danny Galpin said one is scheduled for Friday morning at the state crime lab.


(UPDATE 4 P.M.) Coroner Danny Galpin says be believes the young man died from a gunshot wound to the chest, but that an autopsy is needed to confirm that. The victim's name still hasn't been released.


Officers are investigating a suspicious death in Warner Robins after a man was found dead early Thursday.

According to a news release, officers responded to a home in the 100-block of Windsor Drive and found the body of a 19-year-old man around 1 a.m.

The release says the man’s death is being investigated as suspicious and an autopsy is scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

The man’s name has not been released yet.

Anyone with information should call Det. Trent VanLannen at 478-302-5380.