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[UPDATE] Shots Fired After Home Robbery Suspect Caught in Act

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Thomasville,Georgia 3-24 9:42am

Daniel McGee, 20, was the suspect found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a failed robbery attempt in Thomasville on March 23, according to the Thomas County Sheriff's Office and the Thomasville Police Department. The family has been notified.

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Thomasville,Georgia 3-23 3:42pm

A search ends after a helicopter locates a suspect dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Thomasville Police say around 2:00pm on March 23, a call came in about a burglary at a home on Lakeview Drive. When police arrived, the suspect was caught in the act and ran from the scene. The man was found a short while later in some woods near Cherokee Lake Park. Authorities say he shot and killed himself, but they have not yet released his name.

"At this time I'm not really sure who he is if the investigator knew if he had an ID on him at this time they are processing him and the scene at this time," says Lt. Eric Hampton, officer with the Thomasville Police Department.

Officers say when an identity is known, they will notify the next of kin.

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Thomasville,Georgia 3-23 3:42pm

Thomasville Police said the suspect at large was located in the woods with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A name has not been released at this time. We will provide more information as it becomes available.
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Thomasville, Georgia -- 3-23 2:10pm --

An armed robbery took place at a Thomasville home earlier this afternoon. A call went out to the Thomasvillie Police Department around 1:52pm. When police arrived, the suspect was caught in the act of robbing a home. The robber fled on foot. Authorities closed off a nearby apartment complex and Cherokee Lake Park.

The Thomasville Police Department says a white male, around 200 pounds in blue jeans, white shirt, and baseball cap, ran into an apartment complex and robbed someone at gunpoint. Police are currently still searching for the suspect. TPD, a SWAT team, TCSO, and a K9 unit are on the scene.

Police have evacuated nearby Cherokee Lake Park.

No other information is available at this time.

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