Update, 7:10 p.m.
A Lindale man has been charged with murder in the early morning death of a Cedartown man.
According to Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd, charges have been officially filed against Kevin B. Millsap, 55, of 77 Pullen Road, Lindale for felony murder, aggravated assault and tampering with evidence, along with misdemeanors for pointing or aiming gun or pistol at another and reckless conduct.
He remained in the Polk County Jail without any bond set.
Millsap is alleged to have killed Thomas Elbert Mills, 49, of 132 East Point Road in Cedartown. Officials initially reported he was a Villa Rica man, but later Polk County Coroner corrected that by saying that was where Mills was originally from and had moved to Cedartown.
Mills was rushed to Polk Medical Center after Polk County 911 operators received a call to come to the East Point Road address to help an unresponsive victim.
Police and EMS officials arrived on the scene quickly and began lifesaving efforts, but Mills was pronounced dead in the Polk Medical Center Emergency Room at 2:58 a.m.
Additional information from the autopsy to be completed by the GBI will likely be forthcoming on Tuesday, Dodd said.
Dodd said that an investigation is still underway and that more details about the homicide would be forthcoming.
Previously posted, 11:52 a.m.
Officials are still waiting to release the name of a Villa Rica man who was killed overnight following an altercation, pending notification of next of kin.
Polk County Coroner Tony Brazier was able to provide some additional details about the death this morning, and said additional information will be forthcoming about the death, expected to be charged as a homicide later today or Tuesday latest.
Brazier said that when officials responded to the call at 2:10 a.m., they found the victim unconscious and suffering from "some type of head wound."
Emergency treatment was begun on the scene, and the victim was rushed to the hospital where live saving efforts continued but were unsuccessful. Death was pronounced at 2:58 a.m., Brazier said.
"We will certainly have an update on the cause and manner of his death as we move forward," Brazier said.
He said the wounds were caused as the result of an altercation, but couldn't provide more details at this time until the results of an autopsy on the victim are completed.
The investigation is still underway this morning, Brazier said.
Previously posted at 11:01 a.m.:
A Villa Rica man was killed overnight and police are still investigating the circumstances behind his death, but have a suspect in custody they expect to charge today.
Polk County 911 operators received a call at 2:10 a.m. to come out 132 East Point Road in Cedartown in response to a man not breathing, and when police and EMS arrived on the scene they found the victim on the ground, bloody and not breathing, Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd reported.
The Villa Rica man was immediately rushed by Redmond EMS to Polk Medical Center. Polk County Coroner Tony Brazier said the victim was pronounced dead at 2:58 a.m.
His body was taken this morning to the GBI Crime Lab, where officials are confirming his cause of death with a full autopsy.
Dodd said that an investigation into the incident still underway this morning, and they expect to charge a suspect that is currently in custody in the death later today once more information is gathered.
"We're still in the process of interviewing witnesses at the scene to develop a motive in what appears to be a homicide," Dodd said.
The name of the victim will be released pending notification of his next of kin, Brazier and Dodd both said.
Correction: We initially reported the initial time of the call incorrect. It has been corrected to 2:10 a.m.