A shocking incident unfolded in rural south Georgia, as a man suspected of killing his mother and grandmother in their homes also fatally shot his manager at a fast food restaurant before taking his own life. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) confirmed these tragic details.
Security footage captured 26-year-old Kentavious White shooting his manager at a McDonald’s in Moultrie after persuading her to approach the door on Thursday morning.
The video then showed White entering the restaurant and shooting himself. The authorities found both White and the manager, 41-year-old Amia Smith, dead at the scene.
The GBI discovered that two women, who were relatives of White, had also been fatally shot in their neighboring homes less than 2 miles away. One of the women died at the scene, while the other passed away after being transported to the hospital.
Colquitt County Coroner C. Verlyn Brock informed that the three slain women all appeared to have been shot multiple times. Brock could not fathom the motives behind the brutal actions. The names of the victims, identified as the gunman’s 50-year-old mother and 74-year-old grandmother, have not yet been released.
The Moultrie Police Department enlisted the help of the GBI to lead the investigation, which is still ongoing.
Sabrina Holweger, who works near the McDonald’s, arrived at her workplace to find a woman’s body in the doorway of the restaurant and a swarm of police officers on the scene. She noted that the woman who died at the restaurant was the morning manager, and the shooter had been an employee there.
George Suarez, the owner-operator of the McDonald’s in Moultrie, expressed deep sorrow over the loss of the restaurant manager and offered condolences to all the victims of the horrifying event. The restaurant is remaining closed until further notice.