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Man collapses and dies at gas station after being shot, deputies say

It happened at a gas station in Acworth, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.
Credit: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office
Cherokee County deputies investigate the death of a man found at an Acworth gas station on Highway 92 late Friday night, June 26, 2020.

ACWORTH, Ga. — A 41-year-old man collapsed and died at an Acworth gas station after he had been shot late Friday night, according to Cherokee County deputies.

According to Capt. Jay Baker with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, when deputies responded to the Squares gas station in the 6000 block of Highway 92 at about 11:17 p.m.., they said they found a white man who had walked into the station and collapsed.

Baker said that the man was suffering from a single gunshot wound in his torso. He was transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

On Sunday, the man was identified by Capt. Baker as JonDavid Russell Johnson. According to Baker, Johnson was living at the Hamilton Inn near where he was found.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact the sheriff's office.


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