Military couple involved in attempted murder-suicide identified


Monday morning a military couple was involved in a shooting at their home in Grovetown, GA—which is just north of Fort Gordon.

At 6:45 AM Grovetown Public Safety officers responded to 400 block of Northrup Place, off Wrightsboro Road in Grovetown.

The victims have been identified as Army soldier, Christopher Buehler, 26, and Gretchen Buehler who is an active-duty Airman.

According to WRDW, Christopher and his wife, Gretchen, were involved in a domestic dispute when the shooting occurred.

Gretchen was found by officers with several gunshots in her chest and she was rushed to Augusta University Medical center for treatment. She is has been reported as in critical condition after undergoing surgery.  Grovetown officials say she is expected to live.  They also said Christopher Buehler his wife Gretchen seeking out marriage counseling through the military.

The deputy coroner said the Army veteran was found dead by the officers when they responded to the scene.  The coroner confirmed that Christopher died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head.

Investigators believe that Christopher was the aggressor and multiple firearms have been removed from the home.  They hope to speak to Gretchen in the coming days.

Grovetown Public Safety is calling this an attempted murder and suicide. Fort Gordon Public Affairs refused to comment on the incident.

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