News Conference: Suspect arrested for killing 26-year-old Thomson mother of four
THOMSON, GA (WFXG) - Something so routine ended deadly for a local mother, who was gunned down while picking up her children from the babysitter. Police lights flooded Dixie Dr. the day after Christmas. In the distance, a mother of four lay dead in her vehicle.
“She had been abused and was trying to basically get out of the situation that she was in. And it just so happens that they ended up at this point," explained Thomson Police Chief Anson Evans in a news conference at the Thomson Police Department Friday morning.
Thirty-year-old Quatavious McGahee fired multiple rounds into his estranged wife’s SUV during an argument, according to the Thomson Police Department. McDuffie County’s coroner said at least one bullet hit and killed 26-year-old Parsha Few. Investigators say it’s possible McGahee shot at someone else before leaving the scene.
Police say they got a call from a woman on Noble St., who said McGahee kicked her door in. That’s when Columbia County Sheriff’s Office’s SWAT team was called in to help.
“As they were conducting an assessment, they went ahead and started to make entry on the location and as they did so, Mr. McGahee came out at that point and was taken into custody without incident," Chief Evans said.
McGahee is charged with homicide, aggravated assault and child endangerment. The Division of Family and Children Services (DFACS) is looking to release the children to a relative, according to Chief Evans.
Chief Evans said this is not the first time this couple has been involved in a dispute. Right now he and his department are working on initiatives to combat domestic violence.
A 26-year-old mother is dead after a shooting occurred at the 600 block of Dixie Dr. on Thursday night, Dec. 26 in Thomson.
The Chief of the Thomson Police Department held a press conference Friday morning and released new details regarding the incident.
Chief Anson Evans told reporters that 26-year-old Parsha Nicole Few was shot and killed while sitting in her car in the front yard of a Thomson home. Authorities say the suspect, 30-year-old Quatavious Cortez McGahee then fled the scene in a black vehicle. McGahee is believed to have then drove to Heritage Villas Apartments at 411 Noble St.
Officials received calls that the suspect had kicked in the door of an apartment, at that time the Columbia County SWAT team was called out, during their assessment they determined that McGahee was inside of apartment. The Columbia County SWAT team was able to place McGahee in custody.
Chief Anson states this incident is believed to be a domestic violence incident. The chief also states that the two, Few and McGahee have had several incident reports in connection to possible domestic disputes between the two.
McGahee is in custody at the McDuffie County Jail and charges are forthcoming, the chief states McGahee is looking to be charged with homicide, aggravated assault, and child endangerment.
The sheriff’s office and the GBI are still actively investigating the incident.