(CBS/AP) DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - A north Georgia man allegedly fatally shot his wife's friend then fled to his father's home, Saturday, before he was captured.
Police said suspect Raymond McKoy apparently was targeting at least one more person.
Residents of the complex where McKoy lives said they were sleeping on Saturday at 4 a.m., when some of them were woken by the sound of gunshots.
A local resident told CBS Atlanta, "All I could hear was help me help me and it was really scary."
Police said the outcome was just as bad as it sounded. The victim was shot four times from close range.
"It's a tragedy when anybody loses a life, but when it's something as brutal as this it makes it double tough," said Chief Chris Womack with the Douglasville Police Department.
Police said McKoy then took off and went to his father's house where he allegedly told him what he had just done. Police said the father was able to secure the gun, but then started having a medical issue so he called 911.
"A sheriff's deputy did show up on scene with EMS and the suspect fled out the side door with another weapon, a butcher knife. Within a couple hours without further incident he was taken into custody out of the wooded area near the father's residence," said Womack.
Based on a few comments the suspect made police said it was just in time.
"We do believe this subject had at least one other subject he had plans to cause harm to," said Womack.