A Flowery Branch man was shot to death late Monday in Riviera Beach, Fla., according to a public information officer with that city’s police department.
Rose Anne Brown of the Riviera Beach Police Department in southeastern Florida said police got an indication that shots had been fired in the 1600 block of West 28th Street a few minutes after 11 p.m. James Price, 41, was found dead at the scene, she said.
“We are conducting an extensive investigation and we’ve gotten some leads in the case,” Brown said “... We are following up on all the leads that we have, but unfortunately there has not been an arrest yet.”
Brown said Price was checked into a hotel in West Palm Beach a few miles from where he was found.
“We’ve not determined the connection with where he actually was killed,” Brown said.
Authorities said they weren’t sure why he was in Florida.
Some of Price’s friends said he worked for Pinnacle Technology Resources in Suwanee and was in Florida on business, working on a remodeling project for a Toys R Us store.
Price’s sister-in-law Jessica Price of Jefferson said the family has heard the shooting was part of a robbery.
“It’s just one of those random acts,” she said.
Friends and family described Jimmy Price as a man devoted to his family and helping others.
Price was married for 13 years and had two sons, ages 13 and 10.
“His sons were into sports. He was very involved with them and helping coach and just as dedicated as a father should be,” said Greg Canady of Buford, who knew Price for 15 years.
Jessica Price said her brother-in-law was involved with the Buford Masonic lodge and was the type of person who would “give the shirt off of his back if you needed it.”
Canady said Jimmy Price organized fundraisers to help Canady’s family when his wife was battling cancer.
“He raised a crazy amount of money to really help our family,” Canady said. “(He) made it possible for me to stay home and take care of her. He was just a very giving person.”
Funeral services for Price are set for 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home.