November 24-- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the fatal shooting of a Vidalia teenager early Thursday morning.
Special Agent Todd Lowery reports 19-year-old Trey Mario Hunter was shot in an exchange of gunfire that involved a Vidalia police officer and possibly a third shooter. Lowery says police were called to a disturbing the peace incident in a parking lot adjacent to Vidalia Funeral Home and to the rear of the American Legion Post on McIntosh Street. Lowery says it was the second call the police had responded to at the club Wednesday night. The shooting happened beween one and two a.m. Thursday.
Toombs County Coroner Ron Hall reports Hunter suffered a gunshot wound to the head and that an autopsy will be conducted.
GBI agents cordoned off the area around the funeral home parking lot and were on the scene Thanksgiving morning plotting the location of shell casings and other evidence.
Lowery reports the GBI is seeking another person who may have been involved in the shooting and that the identity of the Vidalia police officer is being withheld pending further investigation. He asks that anyone with information about the shooting incident call the GBI at 478-374-6988 or contact the Vidalia Police Department. Agent Kendra Lynn is leading the GBI investigation.
Vidalia Police Chief Frank Waits issued a statement saying findings of the GBI will be forwarded to District Attorney Hayward Altman.