Tift man kills in-laws, self; estranged wife survives - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Tift man kills in-laws, self; estranged wife survives

Posted: Updated:
The Tift County Coroner leaves the scene of the deaths. The Tift County Coroner leaves the scene of the deaths.
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Darton College receives new honor

    Darton College receives new honor

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:37:42 GMT
    Darton State College receives a new honor.It is ranked 6th in the country among mid-sized colleges in the Center for Digital Education's annual Digital Community Colleges Survey.More >>
    Darton State College receives a new honor.It is ranked 6th in the country among mid-sized colleges in the Center for Digital Education's annual Digital Community Colleges Survey.More >>
  • NFL domestic violence punishment a step in the right direction

    NFL domestic violence punishment a step in the right direction

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:34:28 GMT
    Silke Deeley, Liberty House Executive DirectorSilke Deeley, Liberty House Executive Director
    The director of an Albany women's shelter is glad the NFL is sending a strong message against domestic violence .Yesterday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell put tough new punishments in place for players who commit domestic violence. More >>
    The director of an Albany women's shelter is glad the NFL is sending a strong message against domestic violence .Yesterday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell put tough new punishments in place for players who commit domestic violence. More >>
  • Albany fire department recruits 15 firefighters

    Albany fire department recruits 15 firefighters

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:29:55 GMT
    Richard Lynn, Albany FirefighterRichard Lynn, Albany Firefighter
    More than a dozen men and women begin their careers as Albany firefighters. Within a couple of hours, some of those men and women will work at stations throughout the county to serve and protect our community.More >>
    More than a dozen men and women begin their careers as Albany firefighters. Within a couple of hours, some of those men and women will work at stations throughout the county to serve and protect our community.More >>

Law enforcement officers wrapped up their crime scene investigation in Tift County this afternoon, about seven hours after a double murder, suicide.

Innis Road, a small dirt road in Southern Tift County, was closed all morning as investigators collected evidence in the mass shooting.

We're told Darrell Ward man shot and killed his in-laws, Shirley and Junior Peters, then shot his estranged wife Kayla several times, then killed himself.

Kayla Peters survived and made it to a neighbor's house where they called 911. 

"I feel for the family. It's just such a tragedy and so uncalled for," said Family friend Bonnie Lindsey.

Kayla was shot three times and was airlifted to a Macon hospital, where she remains.

 

Copyright 2012 WALB.  All rights reserved.