2 dead in shooting at FPL Food in Augusta

Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 2:33 PM
Last updated 8:24 PM
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Two are dead after a murder-suicide Thursday afternoon involving a husband and wife at FPL Food, 1301 New Savannah Road.

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A person closes the gate to the FPL Food parking lot off New Savannah Road. According to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, Emanuel Jordan, 21, fired several shots, killing his wife, Tia Jordan, 40. Emanuel Jordan then shot himself.  Sara Caldwell/Staff
Sara Caldwell/Staff
A person closes the gate to the FPL Food parking lot off New Savannah Road. According to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, Emanuel Jordan, 21, fired several shots, killing his wife, Tia Jordan, 40. Emanuel Jordan then shot himself.


According to Richmond County sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Carrier, an FPL Foods employee, identified as Emanuel Jordan, 21, fired several shots outside the security gates at the business about 1:15 p.m.

Jordan, who worked at the facility, killed his wife, Tia Jordan, 40, then turned the gun on himself, according to Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen.

Tia Jordan was not employed atFPL, according to a FPL Foodstatement.

“We are shocked and horrified by this terrible tragedy. We have provided and will continue to provide grief counseling to our employees. Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies go out to the families of the victims,” the statement said.

FPL Food is working with law enforcement, the statement said.

Authorities continue to investigate the deaths and have not released information on a possible motive. An autopsy is scheduled Friday.

Jordan has previous Richmond County charges of family violence, simple battery and theft by receiving stolen property from 2008 and a charge of possession of cocaine from 2009, according to law enforcement.

Tia Jordan’s death was the first homicide of 2012 in Richmond County.

According to its Web site, FPL Food “is the largest privately held beef provider in the Southeast.”

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iLove
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iLove 01/05/12 - 04:42 pm
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May God be with the family.
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May God be with the family.

David Parker
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David Parker 01/05/12 - 05:20 pm
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Sorry, they didn't give

Sorry, they didn't give detail and lead me to believe there was a gunfight at the fpl. my condolences to family

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countyman 01/05/12 - 04:23 pm
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Tvveedie.. It was a

Tvveedie.. It was a murder-suicide between husband and wife..

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/05/12 - 04:26 pm
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Any kind of work place thing

Any kind of work place thing is pretty sad. No jokes from me.

blues550
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blues550 01/05/12 - 06:10 pm
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Agreed.
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Agreed.

Austin Rhodes
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Austin Rhodes 01/05/12 - 06:33 pm
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It appears they were not

It appears they were not actually married...not that it matters.

itsanotherday
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itsanotherday 01/05/12 - 06:38 pm
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I can't imagine any
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I can't imagine any circumstance that would drive me to do this. Just very sad that someone is so motivated.

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rmajor 01/05/12 - 06:43 pm
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Whatever happened...seems

Whatever happened...seems pretty, senseless. It's amazing how people allow their emotions to spiral out of control to the extent of really killing someone or themselves. It's sad, because it just happened in a twinkling of an eye, and now two human beings are no longer here. You just wish that something differently could have happened to stop it. It's senseless.

proudgunowner
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proudgunowner 01/05/12 - 06:47 pm
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Surprised that nobody has
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Surprised that nobody has commented that this would never happen in Columbia county....

happychimer
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happychimer 01/05/12 - 06:47 pm
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Another news source gives the

Another news source gives the victim's name, and it's the same surname as the shooter, and she is much older than him.

happychimer
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happychimer 01/05/12 - 06:54 pm
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Her name was posted at 4:44

Her name was posted at 4:44 on that other source. It might be on AC. If not, it will be soon.

happychimer
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happychimer 01/05/12 - 06:55 pm
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Yes it is. this has an

Yes it is. this has an update.

Cynical old woman
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Cynical old woman 01/05/12 - 07:37 pm
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God be with their families.

God be with their families.

Sargebaby
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Sargebaby 01/05/12 - 09:59 pm
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Sad for thr families, sad for

Sad for thr families, sad for Augusta! They both have my condolences.

stillamazed
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stillamazed 01/06/12 - 08:35 am
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Very sad, prayers go out to

Very sad, prayers go out to both families.

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my.voice 01/06/12 - 08:56 am
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The sad part of this is not

The sad part of this is not only the tragic loss of life, but that the owners of FPL Foods support the victims of DV in various ways. They are top notch people who deserve kudos for what they DO in our community. Others of us just TALK, but they WALK their talk. The AC would be wise to do a story on this company and the good they do for Augusta.

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daphne3520 01/06/12 - 12:34 pm
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Errrmmm, NICE to see all ther
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Errrmmm, NICE to see all ther positive comments. The "streets," have it that he wanted her to put their infant on his insurance and she was refusing. Please don't shoot the messenger.

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tabbymomma 01/06/12 - 04:48 pm
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I didn't know of her having

I didn't know of her having an infant. I do know, that Tia was a very sweet person and a good nurse. She will be missed. May she rest in peace.

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