Udoamaka Nwanu, a 34-year-old Nigerian man, has killed his mother-in-law and his estranged wife in their home in Douglasville, Georgia, in the United States of America, before taking his own life.
Nwamu of East Point, Fulton County, was said to have taken a handgun to his in-laws’ home on June 6, where his estranged wife, Kaliyah, 24, was staying, and fired shots into the front and back of the house on Long Lake Drive.
Douglas County Sheriff, Tim Pounds, said in a news release on June 8, that the gunshots resulted in multiple 911 calls and deputies were dispatched to the house.
Pounds stated that Nwanu had forced his way inside the home before officers arrived.
It was reported that deputies were met with gunfire from the house and were forced to take cover, while an emergency response team and hostage negotiator were sent to the scene.
“During the course of the negotiations with Udoamaka, a single gunshot was heard,” Pounds said.
The response team then entered the house and found Nwamu dead, from what Pounds described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
According to him, deputies also found the bodies of Nwamu’s estranged wife and her mother, Nikita Green, 46.
Pounds added that the case is still being investigated.