Jacob Muse, 21, faces murder charges in Georgia gun range murder

A 21-year-old man was arrested in connection with a fatal armed robbery at a gun range in Georgia in which three family members lost their lives last week.

College Park’s Jacob Christian Muse is charged with three counts of malicious murder, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Friday.

The Coweta County coroner found the victims who were his parents and son. Passing by the Lock Stock & Barrel Shooting Range, Richard Hawk was the person who found the victims: Thomas Hawk, 75, the shooting range owner; his wife Evelyn, 75; and her grandson Luke, 17.

Investigators said up to 40 guns and the shooting range surveillance camera were stolen in the April 8 incident.

The shooting range is located in rural Coweta County, about 50 miles southwest of Atlanta.

Police Chief Steve Whitlock said the Hawk family is known and respected in their small, close-knit community. The Hawks had operated Lock Stock & Barrel for nearly 30 years. Her grandson was on spring break helping his grandparents in the shop.

Coweta County Sheriff Lenn Wood called the killings “senseless and tragic” in a statement posted to Facebook after the shooting and said he prays “fervently that God will use our law enforcement community and the Coweta community to bring swift justice.” to accomplish”.

“Family was taken from the Hawk family and us far too soon and we are left with hurt, pain and very few answers,” he said in last week’s statement.

Muse was committed to the Coweta County Jail, officials said. Authorities did not release any further information about his arrest, and it was not immediately clear if Muse had an attorney who could comment.

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