Bartow Sheriff’s Office: Estranged couple, White resident identified as the victims in Saturday’s murder-suicide.

Bartow Sheriff’s Office: Estranged couple, White resident identified as the victims in Saturday’s murder-suicide.

Short video from the shooting scene courtesy of WBHF 1450 AM and 100.3 FM. For more: WBHF

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The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office is releasing additional information about Saturday’s murder-suicide investigation.

According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, the three persons involved have been identified as Nayeli Fernandez-Diaz, 34; Matthew McArthur, 42, both of White; and Jose Flores-Neve, 37 of Kennesaw.

Flores-Neve and Ferndandez-Diaz were married but reported to have been separated since last year. Evidence and eyewitness information shows that Flores-Neve was following Fernandez-Diaz and McArthur in his vehicle when they entered the dead-end Gray Road off of Old Rudy York Road on Saturday just after 4:30 p.m.

At the end of Gray Road, Flores-Neve confronted the pair, armed with a rifle and pistol. Numerous shots were fired and Flores-Neve turned his gun on himself after mortally wounding Fernandez-Diaz and McArthur.

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Map of Gray Rd NW & Old Rudy York Rd NW, Georgia 30121
The incident happened in an area off Gray Road near Old Rudy York Road.

From Bartow Sheriff’s Office: The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office is investigating multiple persons shot in the area of Gray Road off of Old Rudy York Road near Cartersville.

According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, just after 4:30 p.m. today, deputies were dispatched to the area for a person shooting at other persons. Upon deputies arrival and security of the area, three persons were found deceased from gunshot wounds. The situation has been determined by evidence and witnesses that it is a murder-suicide incident and no other persons are believed to be involved.

No names are being released at this time due to next-of-kin notifications and an active investigation. More information will be released as it becomes available.

It was the second and third murders in Northwest Georgia this week. A 74-year-old Rome man was shot to death on Thursday and the search for the suspect in that case continues. Background

Updates from WSB-TV: Witnesses say the victims include two men and one woman in an apparent domestic dispute. WSB-TV

 

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