CANTON— Georgia investigators are asking for the public’s help to identify two men wanted in connection to a home invasion turned homicide that occurred in North Georgia last year.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation released two sketches of male suspects earlier this week who are believed responsible for the death of an Emerson man who was found shot on Interstate 75 in January 2016.
Herbert Perkinson, 49, of Emerson was shot and killed after a home invasion at his residence in Emerson, then Cherokee Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Jay Baker reported to the Tribune.
Perkinson was found along Interstate 75 after deputies were dispatched to an unknown trouble call on southbound I-75 just north of the Cherokee County line at about 5:49 a.m. Jan. 17, 2016, and discovered he had suffered a gunshot wound.
“Deputies located a male lying on the inside warning lane of the interstate with an apparent gunshot wound to his torso,” Baker said at the time.
Perkinson was transported to WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.
Emerson Police posted on Facebook the same day Perkinson was found that a home invasion robbery occurred at a residence off 11th Street in Emerson at about 5:15 a.m.
Chief Stan Bradley said the robbery was an “isolated incident,” in the post. It was apparent Perkinson “knew his assailants and was targeted by them due to a disagreement,” he said.
Anyone with any information about the suspects pictured is encouraged to call the GBI tip line at 1-800-597-8477.