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‘Murder-suicide’ at Chick-fil-A drive thru in Georgia leaves two dead

Police said Anthony Green, 56, shot and killed Cassie Lashae Davis, 39, before turning the gun on himself

Rachel Sharp
Wednesday 05 April 2023 17:45 BST
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A Chick-fil-A restaurant drive-thru in Georgia became the scene of a deadly incident when two people were killed in an apparent murder-suicide.

The shooting unfolded outside Truett’s Chick-fil-A on Shorter Avenue in Rome at around 7am on Wednesday, according to the Rome Police Department.

Police said Anthony Green, 56, shot and killed Cassie Lashae Davis, 39, in the pick-up lane of the drive-thru, causing her vehicle to roll down an embankment.

The suspect then allegedly turned the gun on himself.

Green and Davis, both residents of Rome, are believed to have been in a domestic relationship in the past.

Police were initially called to the scene of what was described as a vehicular crash as Davis’ car continued to move forward after the shooting, giving the impression of an accident.

“Prior to arrival, officers received more information that the incident was a shooting rather than an accident,” police said.

Officers then arrived at the fast food branch to find the brutal scene.

Assistant Police Chief Debbie Burnett said that one of the individuals was found inside a large silver SUV on Shorter Avenue while the other was found outside a vehicle near the drive-thru pickup station, reported Rome News-Tribune.

Both Wayne and Davis were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Chick-fil-A where the shooting unfolded (Google Maps)

The initial investigation indicates that Wayne shot Davis and then shot himself in an apparent murder-suicide, she said.

Davis had been shot three times with a revolver, according to the local coroner.

The police chief added that the incident is not believed to have any connection to the Chick-fil-A restaurant.

“The incident is not related to Chick-fil-A but rather occurred on the property of the restaurant,” she said.

If you are experiencing feelings of distress and isolation, or are struggling to cope, the Samaritans offers support; you can speak to someone for free over the phone, in confidence, on 116 123 (UK and ROI), email jo@samaritans.org, or visit the Samaritans website to find details of your nearest branch.

If you are based in the USA, and you or someone you know needs mental health assistance right now, call National Suicide Prevention Helpline on 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Helpline is a free, confidential crisis hotline that is available to everyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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