Bartow County's sheriff has identified a White resident and an estranged married couple as the three victims of an apparent murder-suicide Saturday, June 1.

Sheriff Clark Millsap said the three persons involved were identified as Nayeli Fernandez-Diaz, 34, and Matthew McArthur, 42, both of White; and Jose Flores-Neve, 37, of Kennesaw.

Flores-Neve and Ferndandez-Diaz were married "but reported to have been separated since last year," a sheriff's office news release stated.

Evidence and eyewitness information showed that Flores-Neve was in his vehicle following a vehicle carrying Fernandez-Diaz and McArthur on Saturday, June 1.

When they entered the dead end of Gray Road off Old Rudy York Road just after 4:30 p.m., Flores-Neve "confronted the pair armed with a rifle and pistol," the release stated.

"Numerous shots were fired and Flores-Neve turned his gun on himself after mortally wounding Fernandez-Diaz and McArthur."

Millsap earlier said deputies were dispatched to the area on a report of a person shooting at other people. Deputies arrived to find three people dead from gunshot wounds.

No others were believed to be involved, the sheriff said.


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