McRae-Helena, GA (April 11, 2024) – At the request of the McRae-Helena Police Department, GBI agents are investigating the death of Montez Edronz McMillian, age 33, of McRae-Helena, GA.  

The preliminary investigation indicates at about 1:20 a.m., on Thursday, April 11, 2024, the McRae-Helena Police Department was dispatched to the area of E Magnolia Street, McRae-Helena, Telfair County, Georgia, for a shots fired call.  When officers arrived, they found McMillian dead in an SUV in the Oak Grove Cemetery.   

The shooting occurred near E Magnolia Street and Daughtry Avenue. After McMillian was shot, he went through a fence in his SUV at Oak Grove Cemetery where his SUV stopped.   

No arrests have been made at this time.   

This investigation is active and ongoing.  Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the GBI Regional Investigative Office in Eastman at 478-374-6988 or the McRae-Helena Police Department at 229-868-2093. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app. 

Once the investigation is complete, the case file will be given to the Oconee Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review and potential prosecution. 


Special Agent in Charge Lindsey Wilkes