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Murder-suicide leaves 2 dead after argument at Sylvania laundromat

Published: Dec. 28, 2020 at 6:20 PM EST
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SYLVANIA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A former jailer fatally shot the mother of his two children before killing himself during an argument at a local laundromat, authorities said,

Officers with the Sylvania Police Department and Screven County Sheriff’s Office learned of the situation when they were called at about 9 p.m. Sunday to investigate gunshots at the Sylvania Car Wash and Laundromat on West Ogeechee Street.

Officers found Porcha Carter, 29, and Christopher Roberson, 33, both dead of apparent gunshot wounds.

Further investigation revealed that Roberson and Carter had an argument, during which Roberson pulled out a gun and shot Carter before turning the gun on himself.

The investigation included interviews with witnesses at the scene. It was also revealed that Carter and Roberson had two children together, and Carter was formerly employed as a jailer with the sheriff’s agency.

The agency said it expresses deepest condolences to the family members of the deceased.

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