GA Prison Inmate Who Shot Kitchen Worker, So He May Have Had Relationship With Her – WSB-TV Channel 2

ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Corrections is investigating a fatal shooting at a metro area prison.

The shooting involved an employee and an inmate Sunday morning.

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GDC said that around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, inmate Jaydrekus Hart shot an Aramark food service employee, identified only as Grace, while he was working in the kitchen at Smith State Prison.

She was clearly dead.

Hart then turned the gun on himself. He was transported to a local hospital where he was visibly dead.

Investigators determined that Hart and Grace had a personal relationship.

“A suicide note was also discovered and appears to have been left by offender Hart,” officials wrote. “This is an isolated incident and the investigation remains open and active. We will not be able to comment further at this time while the investigation continues. »

The weapon is currently in the custody of the GDC.


GDC is investigating the causes of this incident.

Hart was serving a 20-year sentence for voluntary manslaughter in Carroll County with a maximum release date of June 2043.

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