Police: Domestic dispute escalates to murder-attempted suicide

(Source: WGCL)

Police say 34-year-old Zachary Everett is the individual who was fatally shot in Clayton County on Saturday afternoon.

According to witness, Everett and another driver were stopped at a red light on Lake Harbin Road when they became engaged in a heated argument.

Everett exited his vehicle as the two continued to exchange words. He then produced a weapon and began firing shots at the other driver. Witnesses say the other driver responded by returning fire.

Following the shootout, the other driver drove to a nearby location and called police.

Everett was able to return to his vehicle before losing consciousness and being discovered by first responders.

He was transported to Southern Regional Medical Center where he succumb to his injuries.

The other shooter will not face charges due to self-defense, according to a spokesperson with the Clayton County Police Department.

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