(WTVM) - Authorities are releasing new information nearly two weeks after three people, including a toddler, were found shot to death in Dooly Co., GA.
GBI officials confirmed Monday that neighbor, 60-year-old Willie Merrell, was the person who shot and killed Priscilla Adams, 47, and 1-year-old Jashun Ingram. Their bodies were found lying in a yard in Byromville last month.
Police later found Merrell's body in a yard across the street with the murder weapon next to him. Investigators say his wound was self-inflicted.
"We know the shell casings match up to the firearms as evidence and through DNA analysis, we know that Merrell's DNA was on that rifle," J.T. Ricketson, GBI Special Agent.
A 17-year-old girl was also shot, but she survived.
Agents are now looking into why Merrell would have crossed the street and shot the family.