Two parents killed in domestic shooting in Sylvania

Updated: Dec. 28, 2020 at 6:05 PM EST
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SYLVANIA, Ga. (WTOC) - Investigators in Screven County say we may never know what prompted a domestic shooting that left two parents dead.

It happened Sunday night in Sylvania near the center of town. Investigators say the shooting happened around 9 p.m. at a laundromat on West Ogeechee Street. They’re classifying this as a murder-suicide.

They say it was as unpredictable as it is tragic.

Investigators say Christopher Roberson met his children’s mother, Porcha Carter, here to bring her their two children. Witnesses reported they hardly noticed the couple outside talking before hearing one shot and seeing Carter on the ground, then another as Roberson fell.

“There’s no reason for something like this to ever happen. Nothing’s gained by it. We’ve got a family that’s broken and two little children that’ll be raised without their parents,” Screven County Sheriff Mike Kile said.

Sheriff Kile confirmed Carter was a corrections officer and was a dispatcher here before that. He says officers had been called before to break up arguments between the couple, but those never hinted at threat of violence.

“You wish to God you could do something. Because I knew both of them and both of them were good people,” Sheriff Kile said.

He says social workers are working with extended family to help the two small children.

The sheriff stressed they believe this situation is isolated and the public faces no danger.

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