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High speed chase ends in death; victim, shooter identified

A high speed chase that started in Lamar County ended with the driver dead in rural Crawford County Thursday morning. The driver is suspected of shooting a man in Forsyth prior to the chase. UPDATE: The shooting victim and his assailant who took his own life have been identified. Sheriff Brad White reported a victim was shot four times at Piedmont Apartments on Hwy. 41 across from Forsyth City Cemetery. Monroe County put out a lookout on a white Chevy Silverado which the sheriff spotted in front of McDonalds in Barnesville. Sheriff White followed the car through Barnesville and the Gordon State College campus before attempting to stop it as it neared Veterans Parkway. The driver fled south on Hwy. 341. Lt. Chris Webster of the LCSO moved to use a pit maneuver on the truck near Deer Trail Country Club but backed off when the driver, a black male, put a gun to his head. The chase wound south with deputies from Monroe and Crawford counties alerted. Along a stretch of the highway between Musella and Roberta, a Monroe County deputy successfully pitted the truck and it overturned in a ditch. ”As we approached the truck, we heard one gunshot,” sheriff White said. The driver was dead at the scene. The shooting victim identified his attacker as ‘Little Milton’. The shooting victim’s name has not been released. UPDATE:The man shot at the apartment complex has been identified as Jay Thomas Wilson, 37, of Fayetteville. Wilson was taken to the Medical Center in Macon. His condition is unknown. The shooter, who took his own life after the chase, has been identified as Milton Terry Bowden, 29, of Forsyth.

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