A man from Georgia who allegedly shot and killed five people during two separate shooting incidents as part of a domestic argument with his wife was found dead in his home early Saturday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Reuters.
The body of the shooting suspect Wayne Anthony Hawes, 50, was recovered Saturday by the police in his northeastern Georgia home. The Columbia County Sheriff Captain, Andy Shedd, said in a statement that Hawes had also killed three women and two men.
The shooting victims found in one home in Appling, near Augusta, who were identified as Roosevelt Burns, 75, Rheva Mae Dent, 85, and Kelia Clark, 31. Another victims were found at the other scene who were identified as Lizzy Williams, 59, and Shelly Williams, 62.
Hawes personally knew the victims and the shootings started from a domestic incident that was later confirmed by her daughter who said her mother walked out on his father just recently before Hawes threatened to kill family members. Police said Hawes’ wife was not one of the victims but that some of her family members were one of those who were killed.
The suspect also allegedly tried to put his house on fire but failed.