Family describes cooperation in UGA shooting probe

Monday, April 27, 2009 3:25 PM
Last updated 3:27 PM
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ATHENS, Ga. - Relatives of a Georgia college professor suspected of killing his wife and two other men outside a local theater say they're doing all they can to prevent any additional violence.

Authorities have been searching for 57-year-old George Zinkhan since Saturday's shootings in Athens, about 70 miles east of Atlanta. Killed were Zinkhan's wife, Marie Bruce; Clemson University economist Tom Tanner; and Ben Teague.

All three were longtime members of a local theater group in Athens.

In a statement e-mailed to The Associated Press, Chris Zinkhan says the family has been in contact with Athens police detectives and the FBI.

He says the family's "thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and their friends."

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