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Published On: Sun, Apr 5th, 2020

Marshaun Russell, Asia Lawrence, Taj Luster identified in Georgia murder suicide

Investigators identified them as Marshaun Russell, 26; Asia Lawrence, 29; and 24-year-old Taj Luster.

“Based on crime scene evidence, it is believed this incident is a murder-suicide,” Douglasville police spokesman Maj. J.R. Davidson said. “Detectives are still working to determine what led up to the shooting.”

Davidson explained that officers responded to the Crestmark Apartments about 1:30 p.m. Friday after receiving a call about shots fired.

When police arrived at the complex off Crestmark Boulevard near Thornton Road, they discovered  the bodies of three people.

The initial report, was also tweeted: “On 3/27/20 Douglasville PD officers responded to Crestmark Apartments in response to a shots fired call. Upon arrival officers entered an apartment and found three individuals deceased. At this time there is no reason to believe there is any danger to the public.”

Details were still incomplete, but a source tells The Dispatch the weapon was found next to Russell’s body, signifying that he was the shooter, but that has NOT been confirmed by authorities who described the investigation as ongoing.

photo/ Gerd Altmann via pixabay

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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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