MOULTRIE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who, police said, he killed his bossmother and grandmother before taking their own lives, had been involved in a shooting less than 48 hours earlier, police said Friday.
Security video from a McDonald’s in the southern Georgia town of Moultrie showed Kentavious White, 26, shooting the store manager, Amia Smith, 41, after she reached the door. before dawn Thursday morning, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said. Footage then showed White entering the restaurant and shooting himself.
After finding the shooting at McDonald’s, police found White’s mother, Susie Arnold, 50, and grandmother, Hilda Marshall, 74, shot to death in their adjoining homes less than 2 miles away ( 2 miles) away. Marshall was dead when police found her, while Arnold later died at a hospital.
The three slain women appeared to have been shot multiple times, Colquitt County Coroner C. Verlyn Brock told The Associated Press.
Moultrie Police Investigator Nathan Cato said The Observer Moultrie that White had been involved in a shooting Tuesday at the home he shared with Arnold. White had returned home on his lunch break when another man began shooting at him, Cato said. White fired back, but both men missed and no one was hurt, according to police.
Moultrie police had no other prior interactions with White, Chief Sean Ladson said.
Rahiem Rashad Kinsey, 30, of Moultrie, a former McDonald’s employee, shot White, according to police. Kinsey was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon while committing a crime, and remained in jail Friday in Moultrie. It is not clear if he has a lawyer to speak for him.
Felicia McGough, Smith’s cousin, described the woman’s murder as “senseless” to WALB-TV.
“And still today we ask ourselves, why, why her?” McGough said.
Arnold and Marshall had worked at a local assisted living home.
McDonald’s reopened Friday, with purple ribbons tied to the doors and employees dressed in purple in honor of Smith.
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