Tragic Love Turned Deadly: James Wyatt and Zoey Nicole Messenger’s Heartbreaking Murder-Suicide in Georgia

Last Updated on September 21, 2023, 4:02 pm

James Wyatt and Zoey Nicole Messenger’s Deadly Murder-Suicide in Georgia. The two people were killed on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, in an apparent murder-suicide at a Walmart in Hiram, Georgia. Police have identified the victims, a male and a woman.

James Wyatt Nicholas Norton shoots dead ex girlfriend, Zoey Nicole Messenger
James Wyatt Nicholas Norton and ex-girlfriend, Zoey Nicole Messenger (Image via Facebook)

They were shot inside the Walmart Super Center In Hiram, Georgia, a tiny town approximately 20 miles northwest of Atlanta, according to Hiram Police Chief Mike Turner.

According to a statement from the Hiram Police Department, 20-year-old Zoey Messenger and 26-year-old James Norton were killed. According to reports, the two had a relationship that ended.

Norton shot Zoey first and then killed himself with the same gun. Police immediately reached the scene, and according to Hiram police chief Mike Turner, the ex-couple was rushed to the hospital, but while on route to the hospital, both of them passed away from their wounds in the ambulance.

The incident happened just after 7 o’clock when Norton met Messenger in a store and opened up a non-aggressive conversation. Police believe he pulled a gun and shot Messenger before shooting himself.

Norton worked for the Walmart near Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway. Turner stated that the investigation is still underway; he commented on Thursday morning that the woman had ended the man and woman’s previous relationship.

However, According to the police department, there were no previous domestic violence calls or reports between the two. It is one of those things that will happen when the two persons cross paths.

That was a chance occurrence. No one entered this situation intending to do something and having a strategy to do it. In a statement, police chief Mike Turner stated. Domestic violence should be reported to 911 since it is a senseless crime. If not, support is always accessible by calling 800-799-7233, the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

Thoughts and Condolences to both victim’s families and close companions. No further details regarding funeral services have not been released.


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