A Forsyth County 911 communications supervisor was shot and killed in Dawsonville in what authorities are calling a murder/suicide.
Erin Niccole Jones, 28, of Dawsonville, was found dead in an upstairs bedroom of her home shortly after making a frantic 911 call to the Dawson County Sheriffs office at 1:12 p.m., Wednesday, July 8.
The loss of one of our own is indescribable, said Pat Giordano, 911 Center director for Forsyth County. Our 911 center staff is truly like a family, and this tragedy has saddened us to the core. Erins presence in our department will be greatly missed. We appreciate everyones thoughts and prayers as we struggle with this heartbreaking loss.
The alleged shooter has been identified as her live-in boyfriend, David Geyer II, 43, also of Dawsonville, according to a press released issued by the Dawson County Sheriffs office.
Geyer was found dead in the living room of the home located at 218 Maple Hill Drive.
Both Jones and Geyer resided at the home.
According to a post on Geyers Facebook page, he had been a chef at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega since 2007. Dawson County Sheriffs Deputy and acting Public Information Officer, Johnny Holtzclaw, confirmed Geyer was a contract employee at the school.
The victim and Geyer have been taken to the GBI crime lab for autopsies.
Jones call to Dawson Countys 911 center appears to be the first report of violence at the residence.
Dispatch received a call at 1:12 p.m. from a victim requesting assistance, Sheriff Billy Carlisle said. Dispatch heard a woman screaming, then gunfire. Fifty-six seconds later officers arrived on the scene and one more gunshot was heard.At this point, it appears to be a domestic situation.
The area around the home, across from Dawson County Middle School, was secured by law enforcement.
At the time, officers believed there was potential for a hostage situation, and a Forsyth County SWAT team and negotiator were notified, authorities said.
While they were in route a decision was made to breach the front door and go in because we were concerned there might be children in the residence, Carlisle said. But, no children were inside.
After entering the home, one deceased male was found on the living room floor and a deceased female was found in the upstairs bedroom, Carlisle said.
This appears to be a murder/suicide, Carlisle said. Were still trying to piece together what happened and what may have caused this to happen.
A search warrant for the residence was being issued and an investigation is currently underway.
I want everyone to know the situation was contained inside the home and there is no danger to the community, Carlisle said.
Sheriffs officials said the 911 records will not be released to the public due to the distress of the caller.
A candlelight vigil, organized by members of the Forsyth 911 center, was held Sunday night for Jones at North Forsyth High School.
Denise Ray contributed this report.