Photo released of person of interest sought in Bassett killing

Published: Jun. 6, 2020 at 12:58 AM EDT
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The Henry County Sheriff's Office has released a photo of a person of interest sought in a killing in Bassett Friday night.

Robert Williams, 39, of Bassett, died in an apartment at 7 Grace Dr. He was found by deputies, with what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds, slightly inside the doorway.

A medical examiner has determined Williams was shot to death.

Investigators are looking for a person of interest, Douglas Hampton Gillespie, 25, of Bassett. Acquaintances of Gillespie have not seen him since the incident and the Sheriff’s Office reports being concerned for his well-being.

The Henry County Sheriff's Office asks anyone with a helpful tip to call 276-638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 632-7463. Crimestoppers rewards up to $2,500 for tips, depending on the nature of the crime and substance of the tip.

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