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Man believed to have killed ex-wife dies after suicide attempt

The woman’s mother was also shot
Published: May. 23, 2022 at 10:27 AM EDT|Updated: May. 24, 2022 at 2:57 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - A manhunt for the person believed to be responsible for a shooting in Canton that left a mother dead and a grandmother badly injured has ended.

According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, they responded to a domestic dispute around 9:45 p.m. Sunday on Autumn Brook Drive.

Inside, they found two women who had been shot -- 30-year-old Victoria Thomas and her mother, 68-year-old Myrna Garcia.

Garcia was transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital and is in critical condition. Thomas was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Sheriff’s Office says Garcia was holding her 4-month-old grandchild when she was not shot. The infant was not injured. A 10-year-old was also inside the residence at the time of the shooting.

Cherokee Sheriff’s detectives were searching for 30-year-old Christopher Thomas, of Acworth, in connection to the shootings. Thomas is the ex-husband of Victoria Thomas. They were later notified that Paulding County authorities responded to a suicide threat call at Walmart in Dallas after 6 p.m.

The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office says it appears Christopher Thomas attempted suicide at a location nearby. He was transported to the hospital with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound where he died overnight.

Christopher Thomas
Christopher Thomas(Cherokee County Sheriff's Office)