GBI: Dooly County man killed baby, woman before shooting himself

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BYROMVILLE, Ga. (AP) – Authorities say a Georgia man used a rifle to kill a woman and a toddler before fatally shooting himself.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation released its findings in the Jan. 25 slayings Monday in rural Dooly County.

News outlets report investigators found 47-year-old Priscilla Adams and 17-month-old Jashun Ingram dead the woman’s front yard in tiny Byromville. A neighbor, 60-year-old Willie Merrell, was found dead nearby with a .30-caliber rifle nearby.

GBI agent J.T. Ricketson told a news conference evidence shows all gunshots in the slayings were fired from Merrell’s rifle. Ricketson says Merrell also shot and wounded a 17-year-old girl in Adams’ yard who later spoke to investigators.

Investigators say the slain toddler was not related to Adams, but belonged to the girlfriend of Adams’ son.

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