GRANTVILLE, Ga. — An arrest has been made in the Grantville triple homicide at Lock, Stock & Barrel Shooting Range, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Friday evening.
The suspect, 21-year-old Jacob Christian Muse of College Park, was arrested and charged with three counts of malice murder.
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He is being held in the Coweta County Jail, officials said.
On April 8, Grantville Police responded to the shooting range just after 8 p.m. after receiving a call that the owners Tommy Richard Hawk Sr., Evelyn Hawk and their 18-year-old grandson Alexander Luke Hawk were found dead inside of the family’s business.
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Police said at that time the suspect, now identified as Muse left the scene with as many as 40 guns and the range’s surveillance camera and recorder were taken from the scene at 514 Bohannon Road, police said.
Channel 2′s Elizabeth Rawlins spoke over the phone with Richard Hawk on Tuesday. Richard is the Coweta County coroner and first person on scene where he discovered the bodies of his parents and son.
The Hawk family released the following statement:
We are encouraged and honored by the incredible efforts of our local law enforcement including the Grantville Police and Coweta County Sheriff’s department, as well as the ATF and GBI. We understand from Chief Steve Whitlock that the current development with the murder suspect in custody, was certainly a team effort. We are continuing to pray for their teams during this stressful time, and we will continue to pray for the redemption of the perpetrator.
Thank you again, to the City of Grantville and the community at large for such an outpouring of love and support. It is so meaningful that so many in our community cherished them as we did and have helped to shine a light in the darkness.
Tommy, Evelyn and Luke Hawk have been laid to rest but, we will certainly see them again.
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Muse’s arrest came one day after family members laid the three victims to rest.
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