Police and several ambulance units were called to 4926 Pineland Drive, a street that runs off Fall Avenue and Ogeechee Road, just after midnight last night. Someone found a man with a gunshot wound to the head. They called Chatham County dispatchers, saying Joe Michael Johnson shot himself.
When ambulance crews arrived, Johnson was still alive. They rushed him to Memorial Health, where he died a short time later. Garden City detectives and forensics specialists spent most of the early morning hours at the scene gathering evidence.
Detectives say at this point, they are handling the case as a homicide.