The two people who died in a shooting incident early Wednesday morning have been identified as Betty Jo Massengale, 80, and James Daniel Guler, 73, according to the Gwinnett County Police Department.
According to reports, Guler shot Massengale in the back, before being shot and killed by a GCPD officer at around 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 28.
As he walked toward the house, a woman walked down the driveway toward him, but was then shot in the back by a man. The officer fired at the man, who fell, firing one more shot.
The officer was not injured, but has been placed on paid administrative leave pending investigation by the Gwinnett County Police Deadly Force Investigation Team, the Gwinnett County Police Criminal Investigation Division, and the District Attorney’s Office.
The two deceased had apparently shared the house for some time, although they were not married. Police had no prior reports of domestic disturbances at the residence.