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Lendmark shutters doors indefinitely after fatal shooting

Lendmark Financial Services’ Hinesville location has closed indefinitely after a July 22 murder- suicide incident at the business.

The Courier called the main office in Lawrenceville and the number posted on the boarded door in Hinesville. Customer service clerks would not confirm whether the closure would be permanent, but the office located in the Liberty Square Shopping Center on West Hendry Street had its sign removed, and the doors and windows are boarded up.

The Liberty County Sherriff ’s Office Special Response Team broke the glass on the door and windows to gain entrance on July 22, when they responded to calls of shots being fired in the Liberty Square Shopping Center.

Witnesses reported that a woman, later identified as Terrica Williams, was driving a Chevy sedan and being chased through the parking lot by a man in a Ford pickup truck. The man turned out to be Williams’ husband, Christopher, a soldier stationed at Fort Stewart.

Terrica Williams, 36, formerly of Greenville, South Carolina, was killed when she ran into a back office inside Lendmark in an attempt to escape her husband as he jumped out of his truck, firing his gun at her, and chased her inside the building. Christopher Williams shot his wife in the back room and then killed himself.

According to her obituary, Terrica Williams was the daughter of Terry Lee Jenkins and Virginia Williams Wilks and had wo daughters.

Lendmark Financial Services would not confirm whether she was employed at the Hinesville location.

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