GBI Investigates Fatal Shooting in Cusseta, Chattahoochee County

The Chattahoochee County Sheriff’s Office has requested GBI agents to investigate the death of Royal Stephens Westbrooks, 41, from Cusseta, Georgia.

On May 19, 2024, at approximately 2:54 a.m., the Chattahoochee County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a shooting at the 100 block of McNaughton Street in Cusseta, Chattahoochee County, Georgia. Upon arrival, first responders discovered Westbrooks deceased at the scene.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the GBI Regional Investigative Office in Americus at 229-931-2439 or the Chattahoochee County Sheriff’s Office at   706-989-3644. 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.