Arrest made in murders of two Northwest Georgia men in Florida

January 31, 2021–1:49 p.m.


Bay County, Florida authorities continue to investigate the murders of two Northwest Georgia men.

48-year old Robert Shawn Fowler of Calhoun and 51-year old Robert Keith Gilmore of Lindale were found shot to death at a home they were renovating in Panama City Beach.

According to WMBB-TV, 19-year old Ruez Hicks Jr. has confessed to the murders.

Hicks apparently thought the home was vacant and decided to burglarize it.

He shot Fowler and Gilmore when they confronted him about the burglary.

Authorities tracked down Hicks after he used a debit card belonging to one of the victims at a Dollar General store.

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