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Sheriff's deputy lost wife, daughter in killing spree

Sheriff's deputy Josh Myers lost a wife and 18-month-old daughter in the killing spree. Another of his children was shot in the leg. Sheriff's deputy Josh Myers lost a wife and 18-month-old daughter in the killing spree. Another of his children was shot in the leg.

GENEVA, AL (WSFA) - A Geneva County Sheriff's deputy was hit especially hard by Tuesday's gunman, losing his wife and a young daughter to the shooting. Another of Deputy Josh Myers' children was seriously wounded and is at a Florida hospital at this hour.

Myers said, " I got a telephone call from a neighbor saying get home now." The deputy was in a different part of the county when the rampage started and was notified by radio on his way home that a state trooper was chasing a suspect who had fired shots.

The deputy rushed to Geneva to assist in the developing situation, not knowing he would become intimately involved in the growing chaos. "While I was on the scene I called a friend to check on my family," Myers said. "He called me and said get home. So I came home."

Wife Andrea Myers, 31, and the couple's 18-month-old daughter, Corrine Gracy Myers, were dead. Another daughter, born on December 1, was rushed to a hospital in Pensecola, Florida. There, doctors removed a bullet from the toddler's leg.

"I just don't understand why anything like this could ever happen," Myers said. "I don't know what to say."

The deputy is from the Samson area but met his wife in Kansas. She had just recently settled in the small Alabama town.

"I cried so much yesterday, I don't have a tear left in me," he said. "There is no reason anyone should be able to go on the street and buy an AK47."

Myers asked the public to keep his baby girl in their prayers.

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