Georgia man charged with capital murder in Auburn home shooting that killed 2 and injured 1

A Georgia man has been charged with capital murder in an Auburn home shooting that left two people dead – including a suspect – and a woman injured.

Auburn police and US Marshals arrested 37-year-old Carl Mack Kitchens in Georgia on Wednesday. The Columbus man is charged with two counts of capital murder and two counts of attempted murder.

Auburn police at 7:45 p.m. Monday, March 7 responded to a shooting call at a home in the 1300 block of Commerce Drive.

When they arrived at the scene, they found a 28-year-old woman and 35-year-old Lucas Spinks Jr. with gunshot wounds.

First responders immediately took rescue action. The woman was taken to hospital. The severity of his injuries was not immediately disclosed.

Spinks was pronounced dead at the scene.

Preliminary investigation showed that a suspect entered the residence and opened fire. He then fled on foot.

As officers searched the area in the direction of where the suspect had fled, police say they found a person who matched the suspect’s description who had also been shot.

He too was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police officials said the preliminary investigation shows the second deceased man fired a gun inside a residence, resulting in the death of Spinks and injuries to the female victim.

Auburn police also located two other people near the scene who allegedly exchanged gunfire with the suspect after the male and female victims were shot.

The suspect was shot and killed during the exchange.

Police did not release the identity of the slain suspect, but said he was not a resident of Lee County.

During the investigation, police said, Kitchens was developed as an additional suspect. He is being held without bond in the Muscogee County Jail, pending extradition to Lee County.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Auburn Police at 334-501-3140 or the tip line at 334-246-1391.