Cedric Prather Jr. 

A Georgia man who killed his ex-wife and three others reportedly had been arguing with the ex about taxes and child support, an investigator said, before going on a deadly shooting spree that ended with him killing himself, the Associated Press reports.

On Saturday, a little after 3 p.m., Cedric Prather Jr., 33, parked a quarter mile from the suburban-Atlanta home of his ex-wife, Latoya Andrews. Prather then walked to the house and shot Andrews, 33, as well as her boyfriend, Joseph Terry Brown, also 33, the news service reports.


Prather then shot two of his children who were in the home at the time. One of the children begged him not to shoot, said one neighbor who claimed to have heard the incident.

Prather’s 7-year-old daughter, London, and 9-year-old son, Jerimiah, were killed, according to the report.

Prather also shot and injured Andrews’ 15-year-old daughter, Demesha Owens, and Brown’s 7-year-old daughter, Jada Brown. Another child, Andrews and Prather’s 13-year-old son, was not home at the time of the shooting.


Prather later killed himself on the street.

Read more at The Guardian.