Suspended officer dead after standoff; 2 others killed

June 29, 2018 - 4:13 pm

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A suspended police lieutenant in Georgia is dead after a SWAT standoff at his home and an investigation found his estranged wife and her boyfriend slain in a nearby county.

The Florida Times-Union reports police say it appears 41-year-old Robert Cory Sasser's wife and her boyfriend were shot Thursday night in McIntosh County during a confrontation with Sasser, who then fled to Glynn County where the standoff ensued and ended with his death.

Sasser had been arrested last month on charges of simple battery and criminal trespassing after his wife said he threatened to kill her and a guest while trying to kick in her door. Sasser was placed on administrative leave without pay pending an investigation.

Authorities say the couple had been separated for three months.

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Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com

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