[UPDATE] Murder / Suicide in Colquitt County- Brothers Laid to Rest

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email


[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 Information:

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
resource officer.


[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.

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  • by Family Friend Location: New Jersey on May 22, 2012 at 03:43 AM
    Its sad that a proper investigation was never done because the wife was a cop. All the news stories left out that her "lover" was at the home when the police arrived whom also is a cop. In addition her gun was found under his body under a mattress that had been moved after he was shot. Lastly when she went to the neighbor she told them he had shot the boys in front of her and then shot himself. Not to mention she was two months pregnant by her lover. It is easy to jump to conclusions when you only hear one side of the story. But God knows the truth and he will deal with Ms. Angie accordingly.
  • by Yolanda Location: Bainbridge on Oct 30, 2010 at 12:07 PM
    My heart goes out to everyone involved in this tragedy. Angie's father lived down the street fr my grandmother & all I want to say is PRAY! Pray that God gives these families the strength to get thru this time of sorrow. Pray that we as humans looking in from the outside, not judge the individuals but the acts, so that we may teach our young 1's coming up that violence is NEVER the answer!!! Everyone has choices to make in life, sometimes big;sometimes small, but we MUST learn that EVERY DECISION WE MAKE HAS A CONSEQUENCE, EITHER GOOD OR BAD!!! And some decisions can't be a do-over, U never get a chance to take some things back so pray about everything, always! May God bless you Angie and the families involved in this tragedy.
  • by Anonymous Location: GA on Oct 27, 2010 at 10:16 AM
    This story saddens me. While I don't doubt that the coach was a great man, he took the lives of 2 innocent children. If life was that bad through his eyes, taking his own life would have been tragic enough. How selfish that he deprive those kids of growing up and living their life to the fullest. Let's mourn these children. Let's support their mom & family as well as the friends that have to deal with such a tragic death as such young ages. To the mom, your babies are now your guardian angels and will watch over you as you remember the beautiful, loving people they were in life. Lots of prayers for your whole family!
  • by Anonymous Location: GA on Oct 20, 2010 at 03:41 PM
    Kaijie was an excellant. Something inside of him made him snapped. Yes what he did was very wrong, but however he was still a wonderful mentor to our youth. Right now two people know the truth, so please don't judge Kaijie if you never met him. It's easy to read into something thats posted on the news. Hopefully the truth will soon come out. Rest in peace Bakari, Quinton and Kaijie.
  • by Greg Location: Tallahassee on Oct 20, 2010 at 11:52 AM
    Given the information provided the father's final act was that of a selfish person. He could have just taken his own life and left the two boys alone. Sucks for the family to have to deal with but those two children are gone now because of this "excellent man".
  • by Anonymous on Oct 20, 2010 at 10:55 AM
    MAYBE HE DIDNT KILL HIS CHILDREN. they are still investigating this per the news.
  • by Greg Location: Tallahassee on Oct 20, 2010 at 09:23 AM
    An excellent man would not have killed his children.
  • by The Mcdougald Family Location: Georgia on Oct 16, 2010 at 07:39 PM
    Kajie was an excellent man and a great dad. As of 10-16-10 the McDougald family got some bad news that we would have to come up with a large amount of money for the services so please if you can please donate anything it would a great help. Thank You from the McDougald Family.
  • by big buddy Location: apopka, fl on Oct 15, 2010 at 09:53 PM
    may God be with Angie and her family. God said that he would provide a comforter for those who belive, I know Angie belives and know her boys are in a violent free space. i didnt know her youngest son but little buddy is like a son to me. i love and miss him. be strong and God with see the family through this.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 15, 2010 at 04:53 PM
    Brian, my heart goes out to you and your family!!!! I am so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers, I know that you are a man of GOD!!! He will provide you and your family with the strength that is needed to go forward. I love you and keep your head up...Ms Deneice
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