A father shot and killed his daughter’s boyfriend after the boyfriend shot his daughter in the back. The incident happened this past Sunday night on June 4. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published a story about the incident.
Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Ware says that the shooting took place at a residence in the 3400 block of Jet Wright Rd. in Hall County. Police responded to a 911 call at around 4:30 a.m. this past Sunday morning.
Upon arriving to the house, police found the victim, Jessica Rusk, shot in the back. Rusk had gotten into an argument with her 25-year-old boyfriend, Thomas McNulty. McNulty shot Rusk while Rusk was walking away from him.
Shortly afterwards, Rusk’s father, Floyd Rusk, shot and killed McNulty.
Channel 2 Action News interviewed McNulty’s former employer, Scott Carothers. Carothers says that he had to fire McNulty only a week after hiring him as an IT contractor because McNulty had broken company rules by bringing a firearm into the office.
Carothers told Channel 2 News that McNulty had said, “He had forgot it was in his back pocket.”
A neighbor, Sabrena Kapetanis, told Channel 2 that she couldn’t blame Floyd Rusk for protecting his daughter.
“That’s going to haunt him. I’ve been praying for him. I know it’s hard on him and my heart goes out to him,” Kapetanis told the news station.
Lt. Ware said that no charges have been filed.
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