A 44-year-old man was shot and killed while arriving for work early Friday morning on Pipe Shop Road in Flintstone.

Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson said Mike Mullens of Chickamauga was found shot to death inside his pickup truck at 6:30 Friday morning. Mullens was a co-owner of Premier Pattern and Machine in Flintstone.

“Apparently, he arrived right around 6 a.m. for work and he was shot one time in the head, before he exited his vehicle,” Wilson said. “He was shot while he was still sitting behind the steering wheel.

“At this time, we do not have any suspects. We are working, interviewing neighbors, co-workers and family at this time to try and break a lead in this case,” he said.

Wilson said the sheriff’s department was notified by the man’s co-workers that discovered the body around 6:30 a.m., and authorities were dispatched shortly thereafter.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Walker County Sheriff’s Office with the homicide investigation.

Anyone with any knowledge of this crime is asked to call Det. Sgt. Walt Hensley at (706) 638-1909.

Walker County Messenger