On Friday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Grantville Police Department announced the arrest of Jacob Christian Muse, 21, of College Park, Georgia.
Muse is charged with three counts of Malice Murder in connection with the triple homicide in Grantville, Georgia.
On April 8, Thomas Richard Hawk, Sr (75), Evelyn Hawk (75), & Luke Hawk (17), were killed during a robbery at their gun range business in Coweta County, a business they owned and operated for upwards of thirty years.
The three family members were at Lock Stock & Barrel Shooting Range in Grantville, which is approximately 50 miles outside Atlanta. Their deaths were discovered by their son, Tommy Hawk, who is also the coroner in Coweta County.
Investigators believe the robbery and shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. Friday, which is when the range normally closes. Investigators said over the weekend that nearly 40 guns and the range’s entire surveillance camera were also stolen.
Governor Brian Kemp announced Monday that he authorized a $10,000 reward for information pertaining to a triple murder at a Georgia gun range last week. The reward followed a $15,000 one put forward by the ATF.
Muse has been booked into the Coweta County Jail and this joint investigation remains active and ongoing.