Jacob Christian Muse charged with murder of Hawk family

Jacob Christian Muse


Jacob Christian Muse

Jacob Christian Muse is the 21-year-old man accused of a triple murder at a gun store and shooting range in Grantville, Georgia.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Grantville Police Department announced the April 15, 2022 arrest of Muse, 21, of College Park, Georgia.

“Muse is charged with triple malicious murder in connection with the triple murder on April 8, 2022 at the Lock, Stock & Barrel Shooting Range in Grantville, Georgia,” GBI wrote in a press release. “Muse has been committed to the Coweta County Jail and this joint investigation remains active and ongoing.”

Here’s what you need to know:

The killer murdered three members of the same family and left the gun shop “with a stash full of firearms,” ​​authorities say

The triple homicide occurred on Friday April 8, 2022 in Grantville. At 8:08 p.m., the Grantville Police Department “responded to an 911 call from Coweta County Coroner Tommy Richard Hawk, Jr. at the Lock Stock and Barrel Shooting Range. Tommy Richard Hawk Sr., Evelyn Hawk, both 75, and their grandson, Alexander Luke Hawk, 17, were found shot dead at the family business,” the press release said.

“The person(s) responsible for shooting and killing the Hawk family left the shooting range with a cache of weapons. GBI crime scene specialists spent days documenting, collecting and securing evidence. They collected physical evidence at the crime scene and turned it over to the GBI and ATF crime labs for expedited analysis.”

Authorities noted: “Agents and investigators have spent numerous hours following up many tips received from the GBI and ATF tip lines. Anyone visiting the Lock Stock and Barrel Shooting Range or seeing anything along the Bohannon Road on Friday, April 8, 2022 is asked to call the GBI Tip Line at 1 800-597 TIPS (8477), Region 2 (Columbus) Office at (706) 565-7888 or the ATF Tip Line at 1 800-ATF-TIPS (283-8477) to assist law enforcement.”

Police said the DVR camera was also taken from the scene

According to Grantville Police, who wrote in a statement posted to Facebook, “There was a robbery at the lock and barrel shooting range around 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Officers were dispatched to the scene just after 8 p.m . Unfortunately, it was discovered that the owner, his wife and their grandson had been murdered.”

They stated: “Approximately 40 guns and the camera DVR were taken from the crime scene. The GBI was brought in to handle the case. Due to the volume of guns seized, the ATF and members of the Coweta County Sheriff’s Department have also been called in to assist.”

Police added: “Let us keep Richard Hawk and his family in our prayers. Anyone who drove by the shooting range between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and who may have seen vehicles other than a white Ford Dual Truck and a black Ford Expedition is asked to contact the police department to put. Please share, maybe someone will remember seeing something to help with the investigation.”

In announcing a reward, Grantville police described the crime as an armed robbery and described what happened to the Hawk family as “brutal murders.”

The county coroner discovered the bodies of his parents and son

Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk discovered the bodies, CNN reported. He is the son and father of the victims.

A candlelight vigil was held for the Hawk family, according to Grantville police.

Sheriff Lenn Wood wrote in a statement on Facebook that his heart was broken.

He said the Hawk family, the city of Grantville and the community of Coweta “were forever broken and changed by the senseless and tragic event in Grantville. The family was taken from the Hawk family and us, far too soon, and we are left with hurt, pain and very few answers. I am a lifelong member of Coweta and every family, especially the Hawk family, is a precious and valuable part of my life. My heart aches and I pray to our God that he is always present with Richard and his family now…”

He noted that “Richard has served our law enforcement community faithfully for decades. He is a dedicated civil servant and also a personal friend of mine.”

The youngest victim helped his grandparents during spring break

According to CBS, the police chief described the Hawk family as “well known and respected” after running the gun business for 30 years.

CBS reported that their grandson helped them at the store because he was home for spring break.

The Hawk family released a statement to WSB-TV:

We are encouraged and honored by the incredible efforts of our local law enforcement agencies, including Grantville Police and the Coweta County Sheriff’s Department, as well as the ATF and GBI. We know from Chief Steve Whitlock that the recent development with the murder suspect in custody was certainly a team effort. We continue to pray for their teams at this stressful time and we will continue to pray for the deliverance of the perpetrator.

Thank you again to the City of Grantville and the community in general for such an outpouring of love and support. It is so meaningful that so many in our community have appreciated her as much as we have and helped shine a light in the darkness.

Tommy, Evelyn and Luke Hawk have been buried but we will certainly see them again.

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