Marquel Maurice Williams shot and killed Tashika Lashon Jones before turning the gun on himself at Parker’s Kitchen in Ludowici

Police say a double shooting occurred outside a Long County convenience store, resulting in the deaths of both people involved.

The incident happened at a Parker’s Kitchen located at the intersection of East Cypress and McDonald streets in Ludowici around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Marquel Maurice Williams, 32, of Pembroke, and Tashika Lashon Jones, 47, of Savannah, were both airlifted to Memorial Health in critical condition, authorities said.

Investigators determined that Williams shot Jones before turning the gun on himself.

Sadly, Williams passed away on Wednesday night.

Initial report:

According to Ludowici Police Chief Robert Parker, a couple pulled up to the Parkers gas station on Cypress Street around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Parker, referring to the stores security system that captured the shooting, said a man exited the vehicle he was a passenger in and, while standing on the passenger side, brandished a handgun and suddenly fired a bullet at a woman sitting in the driver’s seat, hitting her in the head. The man then pointed the gun at his head and fired.

The woman was transported to Wayne Memorial in Jesup while the man was transported to Liberty Regional in Hinesville. They were both later transported to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, where their condition is unknown.

According to Parker, who was reluctant to give a cause for the shooting, he said he was unable to characterize it as a domestic conflict. “We don’t know what led to the shooting at this time, so we can’t classify it as a domestic dispute.” Parker also added that there was a significant age difference between the couple and he didn’t know what their relationship was.

The woman had a Chatham County address and the man had Bryan County ID.

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