Shooting death under investigation in Jefferson

Jefferson Police and the GBI are investigating the shooting death of a man found near a Jefferson intersection Friday night.

It happened near U.S. 129 Business and Storey Lane.

The victim, Mateo Gomez, was unconscious when he was discovered about 10:30. He died later at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville, according to the GBI.

Authorities are asking that anyone with any information on the incident to contact Jefferson Police at 706-367-5231 or the GBI Regional Investigative Office in Athens at 706-542-7901.  Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.