Darian Bennett kills baby Jaquari Bennett, mother, grandmother in Georgia murder-suicide – Sunday, June 12, 2022

Georgia murder-suicide death of Darian Bennett and baby Jaquari Bennett – Obituary

According to police, a man fatally shot his infant daughter before shooting himself in Georgia on Sunday morning after taking the child from her mother.

According to Sergeant Jack Redlinger of the Newton Sheriff’s Office, Darian Bennett also shot and murdered the baby’s mother and injured the baby’s grandmother at their house in Covington on Saturday night. The baby has been identified as Jaquari Bennett by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). The baby’s mother and grandmother have yet to be identified by authorities.

Covington police got a 911 call shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Saturday regarding a person who had been shot in the neighborhood, according to Redlinger, and officers responded to find two unnamed youths, ages 11 and 12, at the scene.

Officers discovered a woman’s body and an elderly woman with several gunshot wounds when they entered the house. The older woman was airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center and is in critical condition, according to Redlinger.

According to Redlinger, the two ladies discovered at the Covington residence were ultimately identified as Jaquari’s mother and grandmother.

He continued, “Darian Bennett was the one who shot the baby’s mother, took the baby with him, and fled the scene.”

GBI issued an Amber Alert for the missing toddler on behalf of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.

Riverdale police received a call early Sunday morning from a man who stated he was about to commit suicide, according to Redlinger.

“Officers were able to locate a vehicle in the parking lot of a church and began searching for the individual when they heard gunshots coming from the church,” he continued.

Officers then searched the gazebo area of the Riverdale church, where they discovered the guy, subsequently identified as Bennett, and Jaquari, both dead from gunshot wounds, according to Redlinger.

Bennett and Jaquari’s deaths were also confirmed by the GBI in a Facebook post.