A 22-year-old woman was pronounced dead on Christmas Eve at Oconee Regional Medical Center in Milledgeville following an apparent murder-suicide.
Jalisa Scott, died about 1 p.m. after she was found with multiple gunshot wounds inside her apartment at Georgetown Village Apartments off Ga. 49 in Baldwin County, Coroner John Gonzales said.
Her body will be sent to the crime lab in Macon for an autopsy, but it appears she died from a shot to her head, Gonzales said.
Travis Anderson, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene from a single gunshot wound to his head, Gonzales said.
About 10:40 a.m., the Baldwin County Sheriffs Office responded to several shots fired at the apartment, Baldwin County Sheriff Bill Massee said. Witnesses reported hearing eight shots.
After no one answered the door, deputies forcibly entered the apartment and they found the victim and they found the perpetrator in what appeared to be a murder-suicide, he said. Both were found in a bedroom
This is a terrible, terrible start on Christmas Eve, Massee said.
The weapon used appears to be a .380 semi-automatic pistol, he said. It would probably hold 12 rounds.
Witnesses said the couple had a 6-month-old son, Travis Anderson Jr., and that they had broken up recently, he said. The child was in a crib in a separate bedroom and was not harmed but was crying when deputies arrived.
Neighbors said (the couple) had been arguing, and it was a classic case of domestic violence, Massee said. They had had arguments even the neighbors could hear over the weekend. (Anderson) was very threatening.
Anderson was not living at the apartment, but had been staying there a few days, witnesses reported, Massee said.
Baldwin County Solicitor General Maxine Blackwell said she knew Scott and Anderson, but in different ways.
We had counselled (Scott) about a year ago when she had trouble with ending another relationship, Blackwell said. Shes a nice girl. She comes from a wonderful family who are well-liked and well thought of. Its very sad.
Blackwell said she was familiar with Anderson because he had appeared in her court a few times.
I know him because he had a prior charge of fray, or fighting, she said. He was sent to anger management classes.
He also had a charge of domestic violence in 2010 with another female but no warrants were taken by the victim.
Mondays shooting was upsetting, she said.
Its just horrible, she said. Its very sad.
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