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Police: Man Who Killed 4, Self Fought With Ex Over Taxes

Police: Man Who Killed 4, Self Fought With Ex Over Taxes

Cedric G. Prather Jr. killed his two kids as well as his ex-wife and her boyfriend.

Published February 9, 2015

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — An investigator says a man had been arguing with his ex-wife over taxes and child support before he killed her and three other people and then fatally shot himself in a neighborhood near Atlanta.

Douglas County sheriff's Capt. Bruce Ferguson says 33-year-old Cedric G. Prather Jr. fatally shot his ex-wife, 33-year-old Latoya A. Andrews, and her boyfriend, 33-year-old Joseph Terry Brown.

Ferguson says Prather also killed his 7-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son. He shot and wounded two other children, who are in critical condition: Andrews' 15-year-old daughter and Brown's 7-year-old daughter.

The shootings happened Saturday in a subdivision in Douglasville, about 20 miles west of Atlanta. Some of the victims were shot inside the house where and others were shot in the street outside.

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(Photo: AP Photo/David Goldman)

Written by Kate Brumback, Associated Press

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