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Published On: Sat, Nov 4th, 2017

Cameron Martin warns family of suicidal thoughts, murders father Dr Paul Martin when he visits

A father and son are dead in a murder-suicide that occurred last Saturday and now identified as radiologist Dr. Paul Martin and Cameron Martin.

Cameron Clark Martin, 29, had “contacted his family to tell them he was suicidal Saturday night,” police say, prompting Paul Martin to visit his son in Gainesville, Ga.

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The Hall County Sheriff’s Office “believes Cameron Martin shot his father, contacted his family and then shot himself.”

Police responded to the home just before midnight with a SWAT team and Gainesville Police Department negotiators. After failing to contact anyone in the home, deputies sent a robot into the house and one of the bodies was discovered.

The SWAT team entered and discovered the second body. Both men had been killed by gunfire.

Former South Carolina defensive lineman Paul Martin, 56, had been a radiologist in Gainesville since 2006.

“Paul was a valued member of Gainesville Radiology Group — an excellent radiologist,” said Lee Martin, president of the group and no relation to Paul Martin. “He was a very hard worker. He was one of those that when we needed a volunteer to do something, he was the first one to raise his hand. We’re going to miss him for a lot of reasons.”

He was a scholarship defensive lineman at South Carolina according to his obituary, lettering in 1982, and played professionally for the Montreal Concorde for two seasons.

He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

A memorial service was held Wednesday.

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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