An ex-convict who police say was holding two people hostage at a gas station in Georgia was arrested and the suspects killed after police opened fire, authorities said Saturday.
The shooting at the gas station on the city’s east side was reported about 3:30 p.m.
Saturday and involved four people who were holding a man hostage and another man who had been holding the hostages, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.
The three suspects died after police fired into the air, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
The two other people who survived the shooting suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to the hospital, the AP reported.
The suspects were identified as James Patrick McGlothlin, 48, of Savannah and Richard J. Prentice, 40, of Athens, the agency said.
A third suspect was arrested nearby and was being sought, the FBI said in a statement.
The AP reported that police recovered a gun used in the attack.
McGlothlins home was raided and two firearms were found, the news service reported.
A man who answered the door at McGloths home was charged with second-degree murder and a third person was charged as an accessory.
He was released on $50,000 bond, the Associated Press reported.
McGothlin had been jailed in Georgia on charges of kidnapping and possession of a firearm during a crime, the Savannah Morning News reported.
He also was charged in January in another shooting at a grocery store that left two people dead, and a federal investigation is ongoing.
McGLOTHLIN was being held in a Savannah jail after being released on a $50-50,0000 bond.