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GBI Investigating Homicide in Dublin

The GBI is investigating a homicide in Dublin, Laurens County, Georgia. On Saturday, November 21, 2023, at around 6:30 p.m., the Dublin Police Department requested the GBI to investigate.

On November 22, 2023, at around 10:20 p.m., the Dublin Police Department was dispatched to an apartment in Johnson Homes, Dublin, Laurens County, Georgia in reference to a shooting. The preliminary investigation indicates that an unknown person shot through the apartment door and windows multiple times. Several people were in the apartment during the shooting. Kendrick O’Neal, age 36, of Dublin, GA, and one woman were shot and wounded.

Both were taken to the hospital. O’Neal was pronounced dead at the hospital. The other victim’s injuries were not life threatening.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the GBI regional investigative office in Eastman at 478-374-6988 or the Dublin Police Department 478-275-0803. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

The investigation is active and ongoing. Once complete, it will be given to the Dublin Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

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