Richmond Hill man shoots wife three times; dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound

A Richmond Hill man shot his wife three times Friday night, before dying from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a Press release issued by Bryan County Sheriff Mark D. Crowe on Facebook.

Around 9:15 p.m. on June 7, Bryan County 911 received a call in reference to an ongoing domestic dispute at an address on Sunbury Drive in Richmond Hill, according to the news release.

Law enforcement responded by establishing a perimeter, evacuating homes adjacent to the house and attempting to negotiate with the man, who “informed the negotiator that he was heavily armed and that if law enforcement “If the order approached the house, he would shoot them.”

The offender allowed two doctors to Bryan County EMS in the residence and removed the victim from the residence. The victim was transported to Memorial Hospital.

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“Once the victim was removed from the home, negotiations resumed with the attacker,” according to the press release. “The offender continued to refuse to comply with law enforcement orders to exit the home unarmed and with his hands in the air. After several hours of negotiation, SWAT command decided to deploy tear gas into the residence. The Georgia State Patrol SWAT team entered the home and located the offender deceased in an upstairs bedroom from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Bryan County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the incident.

Drew Favakeh is the public safety and courts reporter for the Savannah Morning News. You can reach him at AFavakeh@Gannett.com.

This article was originally published on Savannah Morning News: Richmond Hill man shoots wife three times, then commits suicide

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