Posted: 7:18 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014

Deputies: Paulding County man shot wife, son, then himself

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Kara, Paxton and Brian Miller
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The family was found in their home off Gilberts Way.

PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. —

Deputies are investigating a possible murder-suicide in Paulding County.

The Sheriff’s Office says Brian Miller, 41, shot his wife Kara, 29, and 21-month-old baby Paxton before shooting himself. Police say they were all shot in the head with a handgun.

Family members said they spoke with them Friday, but had not heard from them all weekend. They asked the Sheriff’s Office to perform a welfare check.

Police say they do not know how long the victims had been inside the home.

Channel 2's Jessica Jaglois spoke with a neighbor who said she spent a lot of time with Kara and Paxton Miller.

"It's just hard. She was a perfect wife and he was a perfect son, and if the dad didn't see that he was missing something," said Britteny Buck.

Buck said she didn’t know Brian, but Kara and Paxton, she knew well.

“She was the perfect woman. She was a perfect mother. (Paxton was a) sweetheart. That’s all you round it out to be,” said Buck.

Brian Miller’s daughter from a previous marriage spoke only with Channel 2 Action News about what happened. Ashley Miller says she can’t believe what deputies are saying about her dad.

“They're saying that my dad did it, but it doesn't sound like my dad to do something like that. I just want to make sure everybody knows he's not that kind of person,” Miller told Jaglois.

According to neighbors, Brian and Kara were heard arguing Friday night, but Ashley Miller said her dad and stepmom just celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary, and had a good marriage.

“That’s why I didn’t see it coming,” she said. “He's very church involved. He's very religious. He's a good dad and he didn't deserve something like this.”

Ashley Miller said she’s pregnant and if it’s a boy, she’ll name him after her father.

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