Henry Co. police arrest 5 in early morning triple murder, release victim names

From left: Jacob Kosky, Matthew Baker, Jacob Williams, Kayla Head, and Brooke Knight (CBS 46)
From left: Jacob Kosky, Matthew Baker, Jacob Williams, Kayla Head, and Brooke Knight (CBS 46)

HENRY COUNTY, GA (CBS46) — Three people are dead and a fourth is fighting to survive after a quadruple shooting in rural Henry County. Additionally, police say five people have been arrested in connection to the shooting.

Shots rang out just past 2 a.m. inside a home on Moccasin Gap Road. Investigators believe there was a bonfire celebration at the home late Wednesday. Police believe the shooter returned early the next morning and shot four people inside the home.

It is believed the shooter knew all the victims. The victims have been identified as 18 year-old Matthew Hicks of McDonough, 29 year-old Keith Gibson of Covington and 20 year-old Sophia Bullard of Thomason.

“It was devastating,” Josh Milam said. “It was like, ‘Wow!’ It’s a good neighborhood. It’s not really a neighborhood, it’s just a street. Everybody’s got five acres or better.”

A woman who survived the attack called 911. It was initially reported as a home invasion.

Police say 19-year-old Mathew Baker and 22-year-old Jacob Kosky were arrested and charged with three counts of murder, along with other felonies.

Additionally, 18-year-old Jacob Williams, 21-year-old Kayla Head and 19-year-old Brooke Knight were also arrested and charged with obstruction of a police investigation.

Williams and Head posted bond Thursday night and were released. Knight was granted bond.

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