UPDATE: Sheriff’s report has new details on domestic shooting that wounded Lizella couple

lfabian@macon.comMay 17, 2013 

Alcohol appeared to have fueled a domestic argument that escalated into gunfire in Lizella late Thursday night.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m., 55-year-old Kenneth Burnam shot his wife, 48-year-old Diane Burnam, at their home on Lineberger Road, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office news release.

He then shot himself, deputies said.

When deputies arrived, she was on the ground, covered with blood and was unable to speak.

Her husband had a large wound on his forehead and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, the report stated.

In slurred speech, he told the deputy he did not know what happened.

A neighbor had been with them but was in a nearby workshop when he heard the gunshots, the report stated.

The Burnams were rushed by ambulance to The Medical Center of Central Georgia.

As of Friday afternoon, he was listed in critical but stable condition and she was in stable condition, said Lt. Sean DeFoe, public information officer for the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

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