Wife and husband identified after apparent murder-suicide at mall in Hinesville

HINESVILLE, Ga. (WTOC) – A husband and wife have been identified as being involved in an apparent murder-suicide at a Hinesville mall.

Christopher Williams, 35, and Terrica Williams, 36, both died Friday, according to the Hinesville Police Department. The police chief said it appears the man shot his wife and then committed suicide.

A witness at the scene said the woman in a vehicle was being chased by the man in a van. The woman parked at Liberty Square Mall and found herself in a business with the man chasing her and firing shots.

The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team entered the business and found the couple’s bodies in the back of the business.

Fort Stewart identified the man as Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Williams. He was assigned to the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division as a Culinary Specialist and served as a Culinary Management NCO.

“On behalf of the entire division, I want to send my deepest condolences to both families on this tragic and shocking incident,” said Maj. Gen. Charles D. Costanza, commanding general of 3rd ID and Fort Stewart. . “We are working closely with the local authorities during their investigation and are providing all possible support to both families during this very difficult time.”

Williams served on active duty for 15 years and deployed five times, including a combat deployment to Iraq.

The incident is still under investigation by local authorities and the US Army Criminal Investigation Division.

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