Fatal shooting in Union County, GBI investigating

fatal shooting

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – Union County Sheriff Office (UCSO) contacted the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) to assist with a now fatal shooting investigation in Blairsville, Ga.

It’s been concluded that the incident occurred between Panfile Giammarco, 48, and Marion Joseph West, 63, near Mahaffey Place. No arrests have been made at this time.

Giammarco suffered a gunshot wound and received treatment at a local hospital. He later died. The GBI medical examiner is expected to conduct an autopsy.

Information from GBI:

Blairsville, GA (September 6, 2020) – On Sunday, September 6, 2020, at approximately 10:45 AM, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Regional Office in Cleveland was requested to assist the Union County Sheriff’s Office with a shooting investigation in the area of Mahaffey Place, Blairsville, Georgia.

During the investigation, it was determined that the shooting was as a result of an incident between Panfilo Giammarco, 48, and Marion Joseph West Jr., 63 of Blairsville, Georgia.  Giammarco was shot and transported to the local hospital where  he later died.  A GBI Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy on Giammarco on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

No arrests have been made.  Upon completion of the investigation it will be provided to the Enotah Judicial Circuit District Attorney for review.

Fetch Your News will update this story as soon as more information becomes available.


  1. Elizabeth Giammarco September 8, 2020 at 1:35 am

    I hope this is being investigated. He took my fathers life 🙁

  2. Sharon martin September 8, 2020 at 4:56 am

    Great news

  3. Elizabeth Giammarco September 8, 2020 at 10:39 am

    We want justice

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