Thomson 26-year-old killed by robber, authorities say

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Published: Nov. 30, 2021 at 9:44 AM EST
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THOMSON, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A Thomson man was shot dead late Monday in a case that’s being investigated by the McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

At about 10:50 p.m., the McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of gunshots in the 1400 block of Dallas Drive. Upon arrival, deputies found the victim unresponsive inside his home.

McDuffie County Coroner Paul Johnson said the victim, Frank Brinson, 26, had been shot once. He was taken to Doctors Hospital in Augusta, where he was pronounced dead at 11:33 p.m., according to Johnson.

The GBI said preliminary information indicates two unknown males tried to rob Brinson at his home and one of them shot Brinson during the robbery attempt.

Brinson’s body is being sent to the GBI medical examiner’s office in Decatur for an autopsy.

The GBI and McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office continue to follow leads and conduct interviews.

Anyone with information is asked to call the GBI at 706-595-2575 or the McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office at 706-595-2145. Tips can also be submitted by calling 800-597-8477, online at, or by downloading the “See Something, Send Something” mobile app.

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