Monday, September 13, 2010

Couple in Sandy Springs murder-suicide was divorcing

By Alexis Stevens and Angel K. Brooks

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A Fayetteville husband and wife are dead following a murder-suicide Saturday night in a Sandy Springs parking lot, police said.

Detectives were told that the couple was in the process of a divorce, Lt. Keith Zgonc with the Sandy Springs police told the AJC on Sunday.

Lillian Shaw, 44, died of multiple gunshot wounds inflicted by her husband, Edward Shaw, 45, who then shot himself in the head, Lt. Steve Rose said.

Edward Shaw died at North Fulton Hospital shortly after midnight, Rose said.

The Shaws were attending a family function at the Legacy Key Apartments in the 1900 block of Summit Springs Drive when an argument ensued, authorities said. After the disagreement extended to the parking lot, Edward Shaw shot his wife and then himself, Rose said.

Officers responded to a 10:30 p.m. call, Rose told the AJC.

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