Daughter of Georgia Murder-Suicide Victim Receives Community Support

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – A community has come together to support the young daughter of a man tragically killed in a murder-suicide involving a Georgia police sergeant. Christian Chestnut, 37, was fatally shot last Friday night on Rainbow Drive in DeKalb County. The suspect, 38-year-old Michael Durieux, was later found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his crashed car nearby.

Reports indicate that Durieux, a reserve sergeant with the Fort Valley Police Department, was involved in an argument that ultimately led to the shooting. Following the tragic incident, friends and coworkers of Chestnut initiated a GoFundMe campaign to provide assistance to his 11-year-old daughter, Sarynity, as well as his mother and sister.

Tyler Long, a colleague of Chestnut, shared heartfelt sentiments about his late friend, highlighting his dedication and beloved personality in the workplace. Chestnut, who was a Responsive Support Technician at Kinetix, had recently celebrated his one-year anniversary with the company before his untimely death.

The GoFundMe initiative, aimed at supporting Chestnut’s family during this difficult time, has garnered more than $5,000 in donations. The campaign serves as a testament to the impact Chestnut had on those around him, evidenced by the outpouring of support from friends, coworkers, and the community at large.

Through collective efforts and contributions, the community hopes to provide solace and assistance to Chestnut’s daughter and loved ones as they navigate through this challenging period of loss and grief. The tragedy serves as a reminder of the importance of coming together in times of crisis to offer support and compassion to those in need.