Murder investigation underway in Jones County, victim was "rising star in Jones County"

Donald Hardwick/Courtesy of Sherry Greene

UPDATE: Donald Hardwick's cousin, Gary Foster said that this was a devastating incident for the family. According to Foster, Hardwick was a father, brother, friend and son.

Foster said that this event is going to be hard for the family to get through.

He said that Hardwick had a smile that gave people a reason to laugh and could always make people smile no matter what.

Foster said that the family is still looking for answers and is at a loss as to why someone would do this to Hardwick.

According to Foster, the victim was a "rising star in the Jones County community" and was overall a great person to be around.


GRAY, Ga.-- Right now the Gray Police department is investigating a deadly overnight shooting that now leaves a victim dead.

According to Gray Police Chief Adam Lowe, the incident happened around 1:30 a.m. at the Northside Villas Apartments.

Additional details about the possible suspect have not been released.

The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Donald Marquise Hardwick.

This is Gray's 1st homicide of the year.

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