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September 21, 2004

Albany-- The former Phoenix School on Mercer Avenue was the scene of a murder-suicide Tuesday afternoon.

An Albany Police officer shot his estranged girlfriend, then entered the school building and shot his son in the back. He then killed himself with his pistol.

Albany Police held a press conference shortly before 6:00PM, and said that the GBI was in charge of the investigation.

The officer is one who had been previously arrested on a domestic violence charge, but that is not official at this time.

Multiple law enforcement agencies are on the scene, including the State Patrol, APD, Sheriff's deputies, and detectives.

The officer was at the school to pick up the child when his mother arrived. The man and woman got into an argument, and he pulled his weapon and shot her, then shot his son as he tried to run away. He then shot and killed himself.

The woman was shot through at least one hand as she tried to defend herself from the gunfire. Her condition is not known at this time, but she is alive.

updated at 7:25PM by dave.miller@walb.com