Suspect in Fatal Shooting of 5 Found Dead of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Police believe victims were related to suspect's wife.

ByPAUL H.B. SHIN and BRIAN MCBRIDE
April 23, 2016, 7:00 AM
PHOTO: Georgia authorities say Wayne Anthony Hawes, who suspected in two shootings that left multiple people dead has been found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound April, 23, 2016.
This undated photo provided by courtesy of WRDW/WAGT Augusta and Columbia County Sheriff's Office shows Wayne Anthony Hawes. Georgia authorities say a man suspected in two shootings that left multiple people dead has been found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Captain Andy Shedd with the Columbia County Sheriff's office says 50-year-old Hawes' body was recovered Saturday by authorities in his northeastern Georgia home.
Columbia County Sheriff's Office/AP

— -- A man who was suspected of killing five people Friday was found dead in his northeastern Georgia home of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Andy Shedd said the body of Wayne Anthony Hawes was recovered by authorities after midnight Saturday. Police found Hawes after a pair of shootings left three women and two men dead in homes about half a mile from each other.

Investigators believe some of the victims were related to the suspect's wife, said Shedd.

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