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GBI: Two Pulaski County deaths were murder-suicide

The GBI says two men found shot to death in Pulaski County died in a murder-suicide

HAWKINSVILLE, Ga. — The GBI has officially confirmed the two men found shot to death on Labor Day died via murder-suicide.

According to GBI Special Agent Lindsey Wilkes, her office was requested around 7:30 p.m. Monday for a death investigation at a home on Burnt Bridge Road.

She says investigators found the bodies of 46-year-old Alton Douglas Bullington, of Vienna, and 40-year-old Justin Smith, of Hawkinsville.

In a news release issued Wednesday, autopsies showed both men died from a single gunshot wound.

The investigation reveals Smith shot Bullington, before killing himself. The incident was witnessed by a third party.

The GBI says the two men knew each other through a 'mutual friend.'

If you have any information, you can call the GBI Eastman office at 478-374-6988.


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