Man Kills Ex-Wife Then Shoots Her New Husband

( – A domestic incident between three individuals turned deadly on April 27 inside a Lilburn, Georgia, shopping plaza.

Police said the 62-year-old suspect went inside Tana Food Mart, an Ethiopian convenience store, carrying a pistol. He got into an argument with a man and woman before he allegedly shot them and then shot himself in the head. The woman, 57, died at the scene. The suspect and the other man, who was shot in the leg, were transported to Northside Gwinnett Hospital. Police said the suspect was in critical condition at the time.

On April 30, Lilburn police announced that the suspect had been charged with the murder of Tigist Lulesegd, as well as aggravated assault. Authorities identified the shooter as Teodros Shibeshi and clarified the relationship between the individuals. The man who was shot in the leg was a friend of the family and store employee named Yeshetela Abebe, although he was initially thought to be Lulesegd’s new husband. The suspect was confirmed to be her former brother-in-law, not her ex-husband. Shibeshi was released from the hospital on April 30 and taken to Gwinnett County jail.

Investigators did not reveal whether the suspect was motivated by something specific but assured the public that it was an isolated domestic violence incident. Lilburn is a town of around 16,000 people with a crime rate of around 22.58 per 1,000 residents. On the same day that Shibeshi was charged with murder, a 21-year-old resident hit a 34-year-old man with his vehicle and fled the scene.

The victim was identified as Michael Kitchen, of Madison. Police arrested Benhur Tesfai just hours after the 3:40 a.m. collision. He was charged with vehicular homicide, driving under the influence, and hit and run. He was denied the ability to post bond and will appear before a judge at a bail hearing. Investigators have encouraged anyone with information about the incident to call the Athens-Clarke Police Department.

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