Georgia Prison Incident: Inmate Shoots Kitchen Employee, Commits Suicide

Georgia Prison Incident Inmate Shoots Kitchen Employee, Commits Suicide

Officials said that a Georgia prisoner had shot and killed a staff member before taking the pistol on himself.

According to Fox News Digital, the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) confirmed that the shooting occurred on Sunday at Smith State Prison in Glennville. Jaydrekus Hart was found to be the culprit and sentenced to prison for voluntary manslaughter.

At the time of the occurrence, Aureon Shavea Grace, the victim, was working in the prison’s kitchen. According to officials, Hart shot the victim, 24, at roughly 4:30 in the morning.

Authorities think Hart then took a shot to himself. Grace was pronounced dead on the spot, while Hart passed away after being transported to a nearby hospital.

Georgia Prison Incident Inmate Shoots Kitchen Employee, Commits Suicide

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“The inmate turned the gun on himself and was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased,” according to the GDC.


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The murder-suicide is still being looked at, according to the GDC. Hart was serving the first five years of a 20-year sentence at the time of the occurrence, and his release date was June 2043.

According to Georgia officials, the suspect was incarcerated for manslaughter. (Maps on Google)

“The weapon is in GDC custody at this time, and a complete and thorough investigation of what led up to this tragic incident will be carried out,” a source told Fox News Digital. “GDC Special Agents are responding and are providing staffing support to the facility.”

The event at Smith State Prison is being looked into by the Georgia Department of Corrections. (Maps on Google)

“We will be providing updates as soon as more details are available and confirmed.”

When Fox News Digital questioned the authorities about how Hart got the gun while he was incarcerated, GDC representatives took a bit to reply.

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