Police: Man kills girlfriend's daughter in murder-suicide

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Posted: Mar 14, 2016 8:32 AM

ELBERTON, Ga. (AP) — Police say a northeast Georgia man shot three people — killing one of them — before killing himself.

Elberton police Chief Mark Welsh tells news outlets that on Saturday night, 49-year-old Raphael Diaz de Leon killed his girlfriend's daughter, 17-year-old Alyric Fouch, shot his girlfriend and an adult bystander before shooting himself.

Authorities say they are investigating the case as a murder-suicide.

Welsh says the incident started with an argument about Diaz de Leon's drinking.

Police say the bystander was a driver that Fouch's mother, Rhonda Cureton, had flagged down to try to escape. Authorities say Diaz de Leon fired at the car, wounding both adults. Both have since been released from the hospital.