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Statesboro man faces murder charge in East Dublin killing
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Corey Michael Bergeson

EAST DUBLIN, Ga. - Authorities say a 38-year-old Statesboro man is facing a murder charge in connection with the New Year's Eve shooting death of a man in East Dublin.

Laurens County sheriff's officials say Corey Michael Bergeson was apprehended Thursday. He was being held in the Laurens County Jail.

The Telegraph reports that deputies were called to a home on U.S. 319 Wednesday night after someone called 911 to report that two people had been shot.

Authorities say Antone Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene and 17-year-old Peter Vanderlin was taken to a hospital. Vanderlin's condition wasn't immediately known.

Sheriff's officials say they're also searching for a 29-year-old East Dublin man in connection with the case.

Sheriff Bill Harrell said deputies are still investigating the circumstances that led to the shooting.


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