CORRECTION: The story originally misidentified the store as the Landmark Realty Agency.
HINESVILLE, Ga. (WSAV) — Police say a Fort Stewart soldier and his wife were found dead inside a Hinesville shopping center.
Authorities have identified the couple as Christopher Williams, 35, and his wife Terrica Williams, 36, on Monday.
Christopher Williams was assigned to the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart. He served as a culinary specialist and worked as a culinary management noncommissioned officer.
“On behalf of the entire division, I wish to convey my sincerest condolences to both families in the wake of this tragic and shocking incident,” said Maj. Gen, Charles D. Costanza, the commanding general of 3rd ID and Fort Stewart. “We are working closely with local authorities during their investigation and are providing as much support as we can to both families during this very difficult time.”
The Hinesville Police Chief said he was chasing his wife behind her vehicle in his. His wife stopped at Lendmark Financial Services inside the Liberty Square Shopping Center and ran into the business.
He followed her inside around 1:30 p.m. Friday.
Two employees were inside at the time and found cover inside the office. The couple went to the back of the business, HPD said.
Liberty County Sheriff’s Office began to break the window of the storefront.
When they gained entry, they found the bodies of the man and woman.
The two employees that were inside were able to escape unharmed.
Rick Faircloth, owner of Pro Feet Apparrel and Shoe store, told WSAV one of the victims was a customer of his.
“Apparently the guy that did this was a customer of ours and he was actually shopping yesterday. It’s sad,” Faircloth said. “Apparently, he got enraged about something and lost control. That’s crazy how that happens.”
No further details were released.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is released.