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911 tape released from double murder-suicide

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Moultrie, GA (WALB) –  As law enforcers wrap up their investigation into a double murder-suicide in Colquitt County, the community still struggles to understand why it happened.

Kaije McDougald shot and killed his 8-year-old son Bakari and his 15-year-old step-son Quentin Grimsley before turning the gun on himself October 11th. The victims were buried Tuesday.

Wednesday, authorities released the tape of a 911 call neighbors made when Angie Scott McDougald ran to their home for help.

The shock in Colquitt County has certainly not worn off and while it's likely no one will ever understand what happened that tragic night, the words from the sole survivor clearly show how desperate the situation was.

Urgency in a neighbor's voice was immediate in the 911 call from Cool Breeze Drive October 11th.   "I just had a family disturbance across the street. Angie came over here bleeding, she's a deputy," the caller said.

Soon after dispatchers are able to talk with Colquitt County Deputy Angie Scott-McDougald.

911 dispatcher: Angie where are you kids at? 

Angie: They're at the house, I had to leave out, I couldn't I had to get help.

McDougald ran to a neighbors home for help after a fight with her husband Kaije, but heard the shots fired inside her home.

911 dispatcher: Tell me who got shot. 

Angie:  I don't know-- he had a gun in his hands. I think my arm's broken. 

911 dispatcher: Okay were y'all fighting? 

Angie: No, he just went crazy.

Making the deaths of 8 year old Bakari, 15 year old Quentin, and Kaije McDougald so much harder for the community to understand.

"There were never, never any problems in this family, that's what really has left this community in shock," said Colquitt County Sheriff Al Whittington.
 
From the dispatchers who knew the McDougalds, to domestic violence advocates who urge the community to take advantage of the resources available.

"We have public meetings once a month and they are at the CAC Building and the Executive Director and her staff or one member of the staff meet with women and give them suggestions," said Carolyn Marshall of the Serenity House.

Sheriff Whittington says there's been an outpouring of concern and love for his deputy as the community now tries to help hear deal with this tragedy.

A fund remains open at the Colony Bank in Moultrie for those who want to help Angie Scott McDouglad with funeral expenses for her children.

Angie McDougald remains on medical leave, but her job as a school resource officer is waiting for her when she's ready to return.


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