Shooting suspect in Georgia killings found dead at home

April 23, 2016 5:50 PM

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Shooting suspect in Georgia killings found dead at home

APPLING, Ga. -- 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 said.

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. Shedd said there was evidence that Hawes attempted to set fire to the house but was unsuccessful.

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