CLARKESVILLE, Ga. — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate after the mayor of Clarkesville, Ga. was shot in the head at his home in the 100 block of Asbury St.
Mayor Terry Greene was transported to Habersham Medical Center. He was then airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
His wife, Anne, was present when he was shot and Sheriff Joey Terrell said that officials believe the injury was the result of a domestic dispute.
Clarkesville is the county seat of Habersham County. The city is located about 80 miles northeast of Atlanta.
According to the city’s website, Greene has been involved in city government for several years having been first elected to the city council in 1999 after serving four years on the zoning commission.
He was first elected as mayor in 2005 and again in 2009. The husband and father of four was a UGA and Medical College of Georgia graduate. He also operated a private medical practice in Habersham County.
The Clarkesville City Council and City Manager released this statement:
“We are all devastated by the tragic loss of our mayor, colleague, and friend Dr. Terry Greene. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and we ask that you please respect their privacy during this difficult time.
We thank you for the outpouring of prayers and support. We have no further comments at this time.”
Mayor Greene was shot and killed in his Clarksville home on Dec. 13. The GBI is investigating his death. WXIA