SPD, GBI investigating early morning shooting on King Circle Drive

by | October 3, 2016 10:45 am

On the morning of October 1, 2016 at approximately 3:15 a.m., Swainsboro Police were dispatched to 818 Kings Circle Drive in reference to a subject being shot. Officers quickly arrived on the scene to find a male subject lying in doorway of residence severely wounded. Medical assistance was requested to the scene by officers. The scene was secured to preserve any evidence that may be needed during the investigation. The victim, Bernie Mathew Givens, 40, resident of 818 King Circle Drive, was later pronounced dead at the scene.

According to information gathered by investigators, a single shot was heard by witnesses. As those that heard the shot began to investigate further, they discovered Givens had been shot and called 9-1-1.

The case remains under investigation by Swainsboro Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

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