A Georgia couple was gunned down at house whereas their toddler was left unhurt, in response to stories.
The 31-year-olds — Justin Hicks, a Cherokee County firefighter, and his wife Amber — had been each killed in Cobb County by an unknown shooter early Thursday morning, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. The couple’s 2-year-old little one is protected with different relations, in response to the outlet.
The head of the Cherokee County Fire Department, the place Hicks labored for greater than six years, labeled him “highly motivated” and “energetic.”
“He was always a highly motivated, energetic individual who deeply loved his job as a firefighter and consistently worked to do better and be better every day,” Cherokee County Fire Chief Tim Prather said Friday in a statement. “He was actually thrilled on his latest accomplishment of finishing his paramedic program coaching.
“Justin has touched and impacted many lives, and he will be dearly missed.”
The couple’s neighbor described the unhappy scene of cops bringing the toddler to security.
“I run up the street, they’re freaking out and crying, and the police brings the child out holding him by his torso, runs him out, and the grandmother grabbed him, and the grandfather grabbed him, and they’re crying and freaking out saying, ‘Where’s my baby?’” Hannah Mabrey, who lives subsequent door, recalled to a local TV station.
Mabrey advised Fox 5 Atlanta the pair — who she described as “really sweet people” — had lately purchased a home in the neighborhood.
“This is the nicest couple. They were young, they had a young child,” she stated. “They just moved here and were so excited to be homeowners.”
“The whole neighborhood came together over it to support their family,” Mabrey added. “They were really sweet people. I can’t imagine who did this to them.”
Neighbors had been shocked by the slaying of the couple.
“It’s insane. This is a very nice neighborhood and never have police in here and helicopters flying,” stated resident Riley Gasaway, in response to ABC affiliate WSB-TV 2. “It’s very crazy.”
Police haven’t but decided a motive for the murders, a number of retailers reported.