According to police:
Michael Woodrow Terry, 61, of 1436 Livingston Road, killed Juanita Marie Terry, 45, with a .22 rifle after an argument that happened in front of their 13-year-old son.
“We know he fired three shots,” Bickers said. “One of those shots was fatal.”
The fatal shot was to the facial area, Bickers said.
Terry then turned the gun on himself, shooting himself in the mouth area.
The son called 911 and then ran to a neighbor’s house for safety. He will be staying with family members.
The shootings occurred not in the home, but in a camper next to the home where the family was staying while the home was being repaired, Bickers said.
An adult daughter who was also living with them was not at home when the shootings occurred.
Terry was alert and talking to medical personnel at Floyd Medical Center before being flown to Atlanta for treatment, Bickers said. In addition to the murder charge, Terry is charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and cruelty to children.
Bickers said police were familiar with Terry and had been called to the home before.
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