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Athens police investigating murder at University Oaks


By Joe Johnson

Athens-Clarke County police said they were investigating an apparent murder at a westside apartment complex.

Police said they responded to University Oaks apartments off West Broad Street at 12:11 p.m. to investigate a report of gunshots.

Upon arrival they found 51-year-old David Burnett deceased in his apartment.

Detectives Friday morning continued to actively investigate.

Classic City News will update this story as additional information becomes available.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Police asked that anyone with information about this case to call Sgt. Shaun Barnett at (706) 613-3330, ext. 479 or shaun.barnett@accgov.com or Detective Mike Carroll at (706) 613-3330, ext. 292 or michael.carroll@accgov.com.

Anonymous calls can be made to Crime Stopper’s confidential tip line at (706) 705-4775.

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