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Man found with gunshot wound in head facing murder charge in wife's death: Johns Creek Police

Detectives are investigating the case as a domestic violence incident.

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Johns Creek Police have revealed that a man injured in a double shooting investigation will be facing murder charges in connection with the crime.

Authorities said 33-year-old JC Rayo-Mancilla -- who was found with a gunshot wound to the head -- is being charged with one count murder and two counts of aggravated assault after police said his wife died from her injuries.

Police said it happened around 7:30 a.m. at a home on Bramshill Drive in the Hunter's Forest neighborhood not far from State Bridge Road and Jones Bridge Road Tuesday. Johns Creek Police said dispatch received a 911 call from a woman inside the home. Detectives are still investigating the nature of the call. 

Officers were sent to the home based on the unknown disturbance. While officers were on their way their, information was updated to "possible shots being fired." 

When officers arrived, they said they heard gunshots inside the home. Officers immediately established a perimeter around the home and worked to establish a contact team to go inside, Johns Creek Police said. 

After entering the home, officers said they found a woman dead. She was later identified as 29-year-old Tania Rivera, who they said was Rayo-Mancilla's wife. He was found inside the home with a gunshot wound to the head. Police said his brother was present, but was not harmed.

Detectives are investigating the case as a domestic violence incident. They didn't reveal how Rayo-Mancilla was injured in the shooting. He is still being treated for injuries.

If anyone has any additional information about the case, contact Detective Williams with the Johns Creek Police Department at (678) 474-1596 or email at derrick.williams@johnscreekga.gov. 

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