CPD investigating murder-suicide at a Columbus apartment

CPD investigating murder-suicide at a Columbus apartment

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Columbus Police are investigating a murder-suicide at GreyStone Falls apartments located at 1701 Williams Court.

On Sunday, March 18 around 1:10 p.m. police received a welfare check call at the apartment.

When police arrived they were informed by a resident of the apartments that they were concerned that something was wrong inside of an apartment because they could not get anyone to the door.

The friends also stated that they could hear a baby crying and that all of the residents' vehicles were in the parking lot.

"People there had either heard a baby crying and was concerned for the people inside the residence. The officers got there and based on what they were able to determine outside they needed to enter the residence, forced entry into the residence," said Major J.D. Hawk of Columbus Police Department.

Police forced entry into the apartment and they discovered a male and female deceased.

The investigation revealed that the residents of the apartment were Denis McGibney, 56 years old and 29-year-old Casey Clark.

Clark and McGibney were involved in a domestic disturbance in which McGibney physically assaulted Clark.

McGibney then shot and killed Clark and McGibney then shot and killed himself.

The baby was located and removed from the residence.  The child appeared to be physically unharmed.

"They baby was dehydrated, was immediately taken by EMS to hospital, checked out, and has been turned over to DFACS at this time," said Major Hawk.

The child was turned over to DFACS until next of kin could be notified.

Police has not released a motive in this case, but will continue to investigate.

"Moving forward, it's just going to be tough for the families and children involved, as far as criminally, the case is pretty much solved," said Major Hawk.

Anyone with any information about this case or any information about the relationship between McGibney and Clark to please contact Corporal Stuart Carter at 706-225-4319.

A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help Clark's family with funeral expenses.

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