FITZGERALD — A Fitzgerald teen is wanted in the murder of 26-year-old Michael Moore, who was killed Aug. 18 at his home in Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald Police Chief William Smallwood said they have received information that suspect Herbert Robinson III, 16, has possibly relocated out of town, but nothing has been confirmed at this time.
He said through an investigation from the police department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Perry office, enough evidence was obtained to take out a warrant on Robinson.
“The best thing for him to do rather than running and being out on the street and someone being hurt is to just turn himself in and tell his side of the story,” Smallwood said.
On the day of the shooting, he said they received a call around 9:36 p.m. to a residence in the 500 block of East Ohoopee Street in reference to a subject suffering from a gunshot wound. Upon arrival, police found Moore inside his residence. Moore, who had been shot once in the chest area, had succumbed to his injuries.
Smallwood said Moore’s wife and child were there at the residence when the shooting occurred. He said there was a knock on the door and his wife went to answer it. Three males asked to see Moore, who went outside to speak with the subjects and then came back inside the house for a minute before going back outside again. The wife heard a gunshot and Moore came back inside the house, collapsing in the living room.
Smallwood said at this time, Robinson is believed to be the shooter. He noted this is an ongoing investigation.
“We need all the assistance from the public that we can get,” he said.
Anyone who has information on Moore’s whereabouts is asked to contact 911, Fitzgerald Police Department at (229) 426-5000 or the GBI Perry office at (478) 987-4545.
“Do not approach him,” Smallwood advised. “Call 911 immediately and pass the information on.”