Identity of Gunman and New Details Emerge in Moultrie, Georgia Shootings


Four people were killed, including the shooter, in a series of shootings in Moultrie, Georgia, on Thursday. The gunman shot his mother and grandmother in two separate homes. The gunman then shot a female McDonald’s worker before he committed suicide.

Moultrie is a rural town with a population of about 15,000 people, located 60 miles northeast of Tallahassee.

The Associated Press revealed on Thursday night that Kentavious White, the man responsible for the deaths of the women, was the killer.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, security footage taken from a McDonald’s in Moultrie showed that a 26-year-old Kentavious White shot the manager of the store after having her come up to the door. After entering the restaurant, White shoots himself.

On Thursday evening, the GBI issued a press statement stating that White and Amia (41-year-old) Smith were both dead when the police arrived. In addition, two women living in close proximity to White’s home, less than a mile away (3.2 km), also had been shot. According to the GBI, both women died. One of them did so after being taken to hospital.

All three of the women had been shot multiple times, Colquitt County Coroner C. Verlyn Brock said. “I can’t for the life of me figure out what provoked him in that way,” she added.

Tanner Strickland of Moultrie, who lives in the town, expressed his sorrow over the deaths of the women:

Strickland told WALB-TV: “They were two of the most amazing people I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing. Both of them are a joy to be around.”

Sabrina Holweger, who works at an optometrist’s office next to the McDonald’s, said that Amia Smith was the early morning manager at the McDonald’s and that the shooter worked there. She added that it appeared that White shot Smith as she let him in for the early-morning shift. She also described the terrifying moment she and a co-worker arrived at work that morning at 8 AM: “It was really just scary not knowing if they had shot themselves,” Holweger said.

Fox3 Now reported that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was leading the investigation.

GBI Special Agent in Charge Jamy Steinberg stated that the GBI is gathering additional information and attempting to locate more witnesses. Steinberg did not immediately respond to requests for further information via phone or email.

We will let you know if there are any updates to this tragic story.