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Man shot, killed in alleged attempted break-in

WARNER ROBINS — A Warner Robins man was shot and killed early Sunday after he allegedly tried to break into a home on Thomas Boulevard.

Police found Ronald Lewis Burnett, 36, unconscious in the front yard of a residence in the 200 block of Thomas Boulevard with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to a news release.

Police were called to the residence at 1:25 a.m. They were told a man tried to break into the home, and the owner, Travis Lucas, 32, shot him, the news release states. Burnett was pronounced dead at Houston Medical Center.

No charges have been filed at this time, said Tabitha Pugh, public information officer for Warner Robins police. Attempts to reach Lucas on Monday were unsuccessful.

A 36-year-old Warner Robins man named Ronald Lewis Burnett was on probation for burglary, according to a database on the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles website. His probation began Aug. 4, 2011, and was scheduled to end Sept. 6, 2017, according to the database.

The investigation is ongoing, and Detective Mark Wright with the police department's criminal investigations division is leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Wright at 302-5387.

Information also can be submitted anonymously by texting the tip to CRIMES or 274637 and including keyword WRPD in the body of the text.