Argument between motorists in Eastman ends in gun shots

EASTMAN — A dispute between two motorists seated in their cars ended in gunfire Monday afternoon in Eastman.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, On Monday, April 6, shortly after 3 p.m., the Eastman Police Department asked the GBI to assist with an aggravated assault investigation.

Law enforcement initially responded to Eastman Street in reference to a person being shot. When responding officers made contact with the victim, 47-year-old Terry Faulk, they discovered he had been shot multiple times. Faulk was transported to the Dodge County Hospital where he was later airlifted to Navicent Hospital in Macon. Faulk was treated and released.


Police discovered the shooting incident occurred on Page Street. According to the GBI, Faulk was involved in a verbal altercation with 61-year-old Roger Burnham, while both were seated in their respective vehicles. Faulk’s vehicle struck Burnham’s vehicle during the altercation.

GBI officials say Burnham then shot at Faulk, striking him multiple times. Faulk left the scene and traveled to his residence on Eastman Street. There was a passenger in Faulk’s vehicle who was not injured during the incident.

Burnham is being held at the Dodge County Law Enforcement Center on two counts of aggravated assault.

The investigation is active and ongoing. If anyone has information, they can contact the GBI Eastman office at 478-374-6988 or the Eastman Police Department at 478-374-7721.

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