One dead, one injured in Statesboro shooting Sunday morning

Published: Nov. 10, 2013 at 4:29 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 10, 2013 at 7:29 PM EST
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STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Homicide in Statesboro early Sunday morning at a nightclub.

The Statesboro Police Department is investigating a homicide and aggravated assault that occurred around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday at Primetime Lounge located on Northside Drive West.

According to police both victims suffered from apparent gunshot wounds. One victim, Johnnie L. Benton, 25, of Rincon, Ga., is deceased. The second victim, Jamal Heard, 21, of Rincon, Ga. is in stable condition after being transported to Savannah. The families of both have been notified.

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact the Investigations Bureau at the Statesboro Police Department at 912-764-9911. You may also anonymously submit information to or texting a tip to "TIPSSPD plus your message" to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is strictly confidential.

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