Georgia mayor died from self-inflicted shot, autopsy shows

Georgia Mayor Found Shot at Home, Later Dies
Georgia Mayor Found Shot at Home, Later Dies

An autopsy indicates that the mayor of a small city in northern Georgia killed himself earlier this week after a dispute with his wife, investigators said on Thursday.

Clarkesville Mayor Terry Greene died on Sunday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.

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The agency was investigating his shooting at his home, about 85 miles northeast of Atlanta. Greene later died in an Atlanta hospital.

"A GBI Medical Examiner issued a preliminary finding that Mayor Greene died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound," the agency said on Thursday, noting that the shooting followed a "domestic disturbance" with his wife.

A former city councilman, Greene, 53, was elected mayor in 2005. He was a physician and father of four children, according to Clarkesville's website.

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