Suspect in fatal Twin City shooting charged with murder

TWIN CITY, GA (WTOC) - An investigation is underway in Emanuel County after a man was shot and killed in Twin City, Wednesday night.

Investigators say a neighbor on N. Railroad Avenue heard gunfire around 7 p.m. and called 911. Twin City Police got to the home first and found the resident, 19-year-old Michael Cole Mosses, dead from gunshot wounds.

Neighbors who heard the shots saw a man jump into a car and leave. Later in the hour, a man matching that description, 21-year-old Dezmn Gatson, showed up at the hospital in Swainsboro with several minor gunshot wounds. He was flown to Augusta.

Officials believe the two men shot each other. They don't believe there is any danger to the public. Just four doors down from the police department, crime scene tape ropes off the house where police found Mosses.

"Based on what we were getting from witnesses and neighbors here at the scene, and everything related to the gunshot victim at the hospital, this was probably a related incident," said Chief Deputy Rocky Davis, Emanuel County Sheriff's Office. "We've located the vehicle that was used to pick him up here and drop him off at the hospital. We've questioned the driver, and we'll probably do more interviews with that person."

Davis says Gatson knew Mosses, but they're still trying to determine their connection. He says this investigation is far from over.

"My thoughts and prayers are with the Mosses family. It will take time, but I am confident that our investigators and GBI agents will be able to piece together what happened during this tragic event. We ask that anyone come forward to offer any information they may have." stated Sheriff Stephens.

Gatson is currently at the courthouse in Swainsboro for a first hearing. He's charged with malice murder, felony murder, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

GBI is assisting with the investigation.

If you have any information helpful or related to this incident, contact ECSO Inv. Nick Robertson at 478.237.7526 or the Eastman office of the GBI at 478.374.6988. All information will be kept confidential.

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