By Jimmy Espy, General Manager
A 34-year old Murray County woman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after shooting and wounding her step-father on Tuesday, Sept. 24, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Law enforcement officers believe a dispute between Ashley Abercromie and Steven Rahm led to her shooting the 50-year-old man.
Both Abercrombie and Rahm lived at the 24 Rebel Lane address where the incident occured.
A Murray County Sheriff’s Department officer was sent to the scene at about 4:20 p.m on Thursday after the department received a call about “a male subject being shot by his daughter.”
The officer said on arrival he “made contact with Mr. Steven Rahm,” in the driveway “who had a wound to his hand, and was bleeding.”
The officer then heard a shot fired behind the house.
The officer reported that Rahm told him Ashley was “behind a crate” in the backyard the last time he saw her. The officer found the woman’s body on the ground. There was blood from a head wound visible and a pistol was on the ground next to the body.
The MCSD turned the investigation over to the GBI.