• Double murder suspect dead after exchanging gunfire with officers

    By: Tom Jones , Michael Seiden

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    HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - Police said the suspect in a double murder is dead after exchanging gunfire with officers.

    Authorities haven't released much information from the investigation, but family members told Channel 2's Tom Jones that all the deaths are connected. 

    "It's just bizarre and it's just like a bad dream you can't wake up from," said Rob Bogel, who said his mother-in-law was one of the victims. "I'm pretty sure it was my father-in-law, Donnie Hall, who done this."

    Jonesboro police said officers exchanged gunfire with Hall on Monday afternoon after a chase. No officers were injured. Authorities believe that Hall may have shot himself. 

    Police said Hall was suspected in the murders of his wife, Ann Hall, and Ali Grace.

    "I knew it was going to come to this and I kept warning her to go stay with her family," said Pastor Diane Chrispen Williams.

    Williams said Anne Hall told her she had gotten a restraining order against her husband Wednesday.

    Williams said he repeatedly threatened his wife because he believed she was involved in an inappropriate relationship with Grace. Williams said there was no truth to the allegations.


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    "They were innocent people. That guy only worked for her," Williams said.

    On Monday morning, Bogel said Grace arrived at his home on Steele Drive to prepare for a job they were headed to. He came out and saw Grace had been shot.

    Relatives called his mother-in-law to tell her what happened, but didn't get an answer. That's when they went to her home on Carl Parker Road.

    "That's when they found her deceased, as well," Bogel said.

    Bogel wants justice for his mother-in-law and best friend.

    Channel 2's Michael Seiden later spoke with neighbors who described the violent end to the shootout.

    "All I knew was that there was a bunch of police cars out here, snipers in my yard," a neighbor said.

    On Monday night, Seiden checked the alleged killer's Facebook page, where he left a chilling post, apologizing to friends: "Just couldn't take it. See ya on the flip side."

    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the officer-involved shooting. 

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