Created: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 01:48:00 EST
Updated: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:51:38 EST
A man was pronounced found dead of a gunshot wound early Thursday morning after his body was found in a hallway at the Econo Lodge hotel on Watson Boulevard in Byron.
Warner Robins Police responded to a call at the hotel about 12:35 a.m. and found a white man who had suffered from a gunshot wound. The man was pronounced dead on the scene.
Police later identified the man as Matthew Garner, 23, of Warner Robins. He was registered as a guest at the hotel.
The investigation later in the day led to a suspect being identified. Police wouldn't identify that suspect but say he is no longer in the area.
The victim was transported to the GBI Crime Lab in Macon GA for autopsy.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Brett Rozier at 478-302-5389. Information can also be anonymously submitted through TipSubmit by texting the tip to CRIMES (274637) and include keyword WRPD in the body of the text.