Two people are dead following a shooting incident in Canton Tuesday night, authorities said.
The incident took place at around 8 p.m. at a home on Old Donaldson Road in Canton, just off Georgia Highway 140 between Riverstone Parkway and Reinhardt College Parkway.
According to the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office, Cherokee 911 received a call at approximately 8 p.m. Tuesday from an individual who said he had shot his girlfriend and her uncle at a home on Old Donaldson Road in Canton. The caller also stated that he was in the parking lot of the Ingles in Canton. Sheriff’s deputies and Canton Police officers immediately went to both locations. The suspect, Kristopher Martin Johnson, age 30 of Canton, was taken into custody at the Ingles parking lot without incident. At the home on Old Donaldson Road, deputies discovered Carla Marie Payne, age 30 of Canton, and Thomas Richard Donaldson, age 65 of Canton, deceased inside.
Johnson has been charged with two counts of malice murder and two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He remains in custody at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center without bond.
The shooting remains under investigation.