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Baptist church-going husband, 41, shoots dead his wife, 36, then himself in murder-suicide

A husband from Georgia shot dead his wife before turning the gun on himself leaving their three children heartbroken over their parents' death and the rest of their family struggling to understand what happened.

Timothy Price called police on Tuesday morning around 9am to tell them he had shot dead his wife of 11 years, 36-year-old Katherine, and needed help.

By the time police reached the couple's home in Centerville, Georgia, there was no answer at the the door.

Timothy Price, 41, shot dead his wife Katherine Price, 36, on Tuesday morning

The Georgia couple who attended Baptist Church had three children

The Houston County Special Response Team forced their way insider the home after throwing several canisters of tear gas inside. 

The bodies of Timothy and Katherine were both found on the floor. The couple both had gunshot wounds.     

Timothy Price, 41, from Byron, Georgia owned a truck company and would drive 18-wheelers. He had previously worked at Frito Lay. 

Katherine Price, 36, from Warner Robins, Georgia worked at Robins Air Force Base for the 116th Air Control Wing where she served as a budget analyst for 18 years.

Police were called by Timothy Price to the couple's home on Tuesday morning 

By the time police arrived, the couple were both dead from gunshot wounds 

'Master Sgt. Katherine Price was truly a valued member of our organization and respected by so many,' said Col. Amy Holbeck, 116th Air Control Wing commander, in a statement to 13WMAZ. 

'In the Georgia Guard, we are family and when we lose a member it is felt by everyone. We are working closely with Katherine's family, friends and co-workers to provide much needed support during this time of loss and healing.'  

The Price's nephew Caleb Miles, 19, says the family is in shock to the station. 

'I see a lot of police and stuff and I'm just like, 'What was going on?' because it was no bad relationship and I never heard anything bad about their relationship, or something like this was going on, so I'm just like, lost -- I'm trying to figure out what's going on,' said Miles.

Timothy Price was a truck driver while Katherine was a Master Sergeant in the Army and worked at Robins Air Force Base for the 116th Air Control Wing where she served as a budget analyst for 18 years

The Price's nephew Caleb Miles, 19, says the family is in shock over the couple's death

'Right now, it's just shocking, like we never expected nothing like this. It feels like something you read in a book or like see in a movie or something like that, so for something like that to happen so close, it's just... everybody's lost right now,' Miles continued. 

'I'll always remember [Timothy Price] him as like that father figure, like always looking out. Even though I wasn't his child and he had his own family, he always looked out for me, and Kat, bringing me in like I was just one of their own. She just treated everybody like family. They were just always good to people,' said Miles. 

Family members say the couple had been married for 11 years and were members of Fellowship Bible Baptist Church.

The shooting left their neighborhood stunned with residents calling the pair a 'power couple'.  

'We just have to keep praying for our community, because you never know what's going on, sometimes even next door,' Millicent Wooden who lives opposite the home, said to WGXA. 

Social media contained pictures of the couple pictured together

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