The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office told Heavy that the cause of death was suicide. Georgia died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, they said.
According to 11Alive, Georgia died in his home, and two rifles were recovered there. His death was listed as being under investigation.
He was accused of entering the Capitol property “against the will of the United States Capitol Police.” More than 170 people have been charged in connection with the Capitol riots on January 6.
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Georgia’s Wife Called 911
The Daily Mail reported that Georgia’s wife called 911 to report that there was “blood everywhere.” He died in the basement of the family home, the outlet said. He was 53 years old.
After the Capitol riots, people tweeted at Georgia’s employer. He was from Alpharetta, Georgia. The Metropolitan Police Department’s arrest blotter says he was arrested in Washington, D.C., on January 6 for curfew violation and unlawful entry.
“The lawless destruction of the U.S. Capitol building was an attack against one of our Nation’s greatest institutions,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin in a press release announcing charges against 13 other people. “My Office, along with our law enforcement partners at all levels, have been expeditiously working and leveraging every resource to identify, arrest, and begin prosecuting these individuals who took part in the brazen criminal acts at the U.S. Capitol. We are resolute in our commitment to holding accountable anyone responsible for these disgraceful criminal acts, and to anyone who might be considering engaging in or inciting violence in the coming weeks – know this: you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
“Today’s charges are just the beginning of the FBI’s ongoing efforts to hold those responsible for the criminal acts of violence and destruction that unfolded during the U.S. Capitol building breach on January 6th,” said FBI Director Christopher Wray of the other people charged. “To be clear, what took place that day was not First Amendment-protected activity, but rather an affront on our democracy. The FBI, along with our local, state and federal partners, is committed to ensuring that justice is served. We will continue to aggressively investigate each and every individual who chose to ignore the law and instead incite violence, destroy property, and injure others.”
Georgia Had Recently Appeared in Court & Entered a Not Guilty Plea; a Neighbor Described Him as a Loving Father Who Enjoyed ‘Cutting His Grass’
The docket sheet in D.C. courts says that Georgia was charged with “unlawful entry-public property.” He had a court appearance on January 7. The case was a misdemeanor. He pleaded not guilty and his rights were asserted. His attorney had already filed an initial discovery request.
A neighbor told The Sun, “He was a loving father. I never heard him speak badly to anyone about anyone. Always had a smile and loved cutting his own grass.”
His ex-mother-in-law told the publication, “He wasn’t political at all then that I remember but that was not a political time, times have changed.”
Georgia Worked as an Investment Manager & for Other Financial Services Companies
According to his LinkedIn page, Georgia worked as a “Regional Portfolio Manager” for BB&T in Atlanta. He was there for more than three years.
“Works with trust officers, credit and insurance specialists, and personal/business planning strategists to position a diverse suite of financial solutions to client family needs,” he explained.
Before that, he worked as an investment banker for two years for Carter, Terry and Co. in Atlanta. Before that, he was managing director/regional investment executive for 11 years with U.S. Trust. In that job, he wrote that he “directed a top performing team of 17 members that included portfolio managers, credit specialists, trust officers and their support to consistently achieve regional sales targets and asset retention goals by focusing on providing exceptional client service; led the onboarding, training, and development of the team.”
He also worked for other financial services companies.
He had a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University, with Cum Laude honors, according to his LinkedIn profile.
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