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21-year-old man arrested a week after 3 killed at Georgia shooting range


A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fatal armed robbery at a Georgia shooting range that left three families dead last week

GRANTVILLE, Georgia – A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fatal armed robbery at a Georgia shooting range that killed three family members last week.

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

When Grantville officers arrived at the Lock Stock & Barrel Shooting Range on the night of April 8, they discovered the bodies of the shooting range owner, along with his wife and grandson. The victims have been identified as Thomas Hawk, 75; Evelyn Hawk, 75; and Luke Hawk, 17.

Investigators said as many as 40 firearms and the range’s surveillance camera were also stolen.

The range is in rural Coweta County, about 80 miles southwest of Atlanta.

Police Chief Steve Whitlock said the Hawk family was well known and respected in their small, tight-knit community. The Hawks had operated Lock Stock & Barrel for almost 30 years. Their grandson was on spring break, helping his grandparents at the store.

Muse was incarcerated in Coweta County Jail, officials said. Authorities did not release additional information about his arrest, and it was not immediately clear whether Muse had an attorney who could comment.

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