[UPDATE BY AMY LONG] 10/19 10:30PM
"It hurts because you could have never thought a father would kill his own sons. Like your parents say, you never know what goes through a person's head, you never know what triggered it. You never know."
An underlying thought in the back of nearly everyone's mind as they gathered to pay their respects to 15-year-old Quentin Grimsley and his brother eight-year-old Bakari McDougald.
Both stories of Mother Easter Baptist Church were overflowing with friends, family, teachers and classmates celebrating the lives of the boys who were taken when their father Kaije reportedly shot and killed them, then took his own life on October 11th. "I can only image what they are going through. It just breaks my heart"
Between the gospel choir's selections, stories were told about Barkari's infectious smile, energy - even his love for dogs. A guidance counselor shared his talks of the future with Quentin and says while he had just started 9th grade, he had big plans for the years ahead.
The deaths also gave classmates a jolt, showing just how precious life really is. "Quentin was one of my best friends and he was really a funny guy, great guy. It was just so sad to have him taken away from us." "He was always nice, He came to school with a smile- except on Mondays, he hated Mondays. Everyone's going to miss him, especially me."
Investigators believe Kaije McDougald and his wife- Angela got into a domestic dispute,When McDougald ran to a neighbor's house to get help, Kaije shot and killed the children and then himself.
The father, Kaije McDougald's service was also held Tuesday.
[UPDATE] 10/14 5:00 P.M.
Funeral services for 15-year-old Quentin Grimsley, eight-year-old Bakari McDougald and Kaije McDougald have been set for Tuesday October 19th, 2010.
Services will take place in Moultrie at Mother Easter Church. The burial will follow immediately at St. James Cemetery #2.
There will not be a visitation/wake.
Colquitt County Sheriff's Office has set up an account with Colony Bank in Moultrie to help the family offset funeral expenses. The account is in CPL Scott's maiden name. (Angela Scott)
[UPDATE] 10-13 10:33 a.m.-
Moultrie, Georgia (AP) --
Officials in Colquitt County are awaiting autopsies on a man and two children, hoping the results will provide clues about their shooting deaths.
Steve Turner, special agent in charge of the Georgia Bureau of
Investigation office in Thomasville, says deputies were summoned to
a home in Moultrie Monday night on a report of a domestic dispute.
Turner says deputies found the bodies of Kaije McDougald, in his
mid-30s, and 15-year-old Quentin Grimsley and 8-year-old Bakari
McDougald. Investigators say Kaije McDougald apparently shot the
children with a handgun.
Turner says Kaije McDougald's wife, Angela McDougald, was
injured but not shot and was treated at Colquitt Regional Medical
Officials say Kaije McDougald was employed at Stringfellow
Elementary School and Angela McDougald is a sheriff's deputy school
[UPDATE] Colquitt County, Georgia 6:15 p.m.-
A domestic dispute turns into a double murder-suicide when a father kills his two young children and then turns the gun on himself. It happened Monday night just north of Moultrie, Georgia. Authorities say the shooter was the husband of a Sheriff's Deputy and School Resource Officer.
A black ribbon is tied around the front door of C.A. Gray Junior High School in memory of a student who deputies say was murdered by his own step-father.
"Words really can't describe the way we feel. It's a shock to us all," William Cason, Principal at the Junior High school, said.
Colquitt County Sheriff's Investigators say Monday night one of their own deputies- School Resource Officer Angela McDougald and her husband Kaije got into a fight.
When she ran to a neighbor's house to get help, her husband shot and killed their two children, his 15-year-old stepson and his eight-year-old biological son... and then turned the gun on himself.
Students spent Tuesday signing posters for their classmate and writing letters to support their School Resource Officer in this time of tragedy.
And as news spread throughout the community, strangers came together to support their neighbors.
"I didn't know them personally but it's so devastating that it happened so close to home at the young kids being killed by their dad. It's just a hurting feeling," Shay Troutman said.
"I think the hardest thing to realize is that this happened to someone who serves our community in law enforcement. She works with all students everyday. It's just a tragedy that someone who always gives back- that something like this would happen."
"The way I can describe it is just a tremendous loss for us and just grief for our coworker, and we grieve for her family and just feel a deep emptiness in our heart for our student," Principal Cason said.
Angela McDougald was treated and released from Colquitt Regional Medical Center. The GBI is still investigating and have not released any information yet on what turned this fight into murder.
[UPDATE] Colquitt County, Georgia -- 10-12 11:23AM --
Colquitt county authorities say last night around 10:30 PM tragedy
struck one of their own.
Investigators say Colquitt County Sheriff Deputy and School Resource
Officer Angela McDougald and her husband got into a verbal fight that
turned physical at their home in the 100 block of Cool Breeze Drive.
Authorities say she was badly injured and ran across the street to a
neighbors house to get help when gun shots were heard.
Her husband had shot and killed their two children before turning the
gun on himself.
McDougald was taken to Colquitt regional medical center where she was treated and released this morning.
McDougald is school resource officer at C.A. Gray Junior High School and Mr. McDougald worked at a Colquitt County elementary school. Deputies say he was not a teacher, but he did work in classrooms.
Authorities say Georgia Bureau of Investigation Is working the case
since it involves a deputy.
Eyewitness News spoke to the Sheriff and neighbors who said that they didn't know about any type of domestic abuse with the family.
Stay with WCTV for more.
[UPDATE] Colquitt County, Georgia -- 10-12 9:38AM --
The wife of the man who shot himself and their two children has been released from Colquitt Regional Medical Center.
A Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokesman says three people are dead and another injured in what investigators say is an apparent murder-suicide in Colquitt County.
GBI Special Agent in Charge Steve Turner says the body of Kaije
McDougald, and those of a 15-year-old youth and 8-year-old child
were discovered by deputies Monday night.
Turner says the deputies were dispatched after a report of a
domestic dispute and discovered the bodies.
Turner won't confirm that the killings were a murder-suicide,
but says authorities are not looking for suspects.
Stay with WCTV for the latest.
Colquitt County, Georgia -- 10-12 8:48AM --
Eyewitness News is in Colquitt County this morning. On the evening of October 11, the husband of a Colquitt County Deputy took his own life and the lives of his two children. The shooting happened at the McDougalds' home. Investigators believe a case of domestic violence led to the shooting. WCTV does not have any other information at this time, but will be updating you as details arise. WCTV has a news crew at the scene.