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Flovilla man turns gun on himself after shooting girlfriend; shooting remains under investigation

By Stewart Voegtlin

stewart@jacksonprogress-argus.com

According to the Butts County Sheriff's Office, Paul Steven Bryan of Giles Ferry Road, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head after shooting his girlfriend, Tamara Hobgood, of Robert's Point Road, last Saturday around 2 a.m.

BCSO Lt. Tim Filbeck said Hobgood called E-911 and said she had been shot. Filbeck said Bryan allegedly became angry when Hobgood said she was going to leave his residence and shot her in the back with a 9mm handgun. Filbeck said Bryan then allegedly turned the gun on himself.

Both Bryan and Hobgood were taken to a Macon hospital. Bryan died two hours later.

Sheriff Gene Pope said Hobgood was in a coma for two days and underwent a spinal operation on Tuesday.

Filbeck said the shootings remain under investigation.