Quitman, GA (January 24, 2024) – The GBI is investigating the homicide of Willie Giddens, Jr., age 29, who was shot and killed inside his home in the 900 Block of South Lee Street in Quitman, Georgia. On Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at about 1:30 a.m., Quitman Police Chief Roy Hart requested the assistance of the GBI.  

Agents and a crime scene specialist responded to the scene to partner with Quitman Police Department officers and Brooks County deputies who also responded to assist. The preliminary investigation revealed that other people were inside the home with Giddens. One other person was injured during the home invasion and suffered severe, but not life-threatening, wounds. Agents and Quitman Police Department officers are continuing to conduct interviews and process evidence obtained from the scene.   

Giddens’ body will be sent to the GBI Crime Lab where an autopsy will be conducted this week. 

This case is active and ongoing.  When complete, a copy of the case file will be provided to District Attorney Brad Shealy for prosecution. Anyone with information about this case can call the GBI at 229-225-4090 or the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app. 


Special Agent in Charge Jamy Steinberg


Assistant Special Agent in Charge Zach Johnson