A man who shot and killed five people during two separate shootings as part of a domestic dispute in Georgia was found dead in his home early Saturday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities say. The body of shooting suspect Wayne Anthony Hawes, 50, was recovered Saturday by authorities in his northeastern Georgia home, Columbia County Sheriff Captain Andy Shedd said in a statement. He said the Friday night shootings killed three women and two men.
The victims found in one home in Appling, near Augusta, were identified as Roosevelt Burns, 75, Rheva Mae Dent, 85, and Kelia Clark, 31. Victims found at the other scene were identified as Lizzy Williams, 59, and Shelly Williams, 62. Hawes knew the victims and the shootings stemmed from a domestic incident, Shedd said. He says Hawes' wife was not among the victims but that some of her family members were among those killed. Hawes knew the victims and the shootings stemmed from a domestic incident, Shedd said. An investigation is ongoing.