“Allen Ray Powers and William Breedlove Murder-Suicide: Tragic Shooting Claims Lives of Father and Son”

By | August 10, 2023



A well-known member of Walton EMC, Allen Ray Powers, shot and killed his son, William Breedlove, in a murder-suicide in Oconee County. The incident occurred at a farm on Colham Ferry Road. Powers, aged 68, called the authorities to report the shooting and ask for an ambulance before taking his own life. Both father and son were pronounced dead at the scene. Powers was highly respected in the community for his contributions at Walton EMC. The motive behind the tragedy remains unknown. Hausa New reported

Allen Ray Powers and William Breedlove Murder-Suicide: A well-known member of Walton EMC fatally shot his son in a tragic incident of murder-suicide that occurred in Oconee County. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has taken on the responsibility of investigating this heartbreaking event, which occurred late on Tuesday.

A shooting took place at a prominent farming business in Oconee County, resulting in the deaths of a father and son. Will Breedlove, a farmer from Oconee County, was shot and killed on Tuesday night. The suspect in the case, who was identified as Breedlove’s father, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

According to the sheriff’s report, the incident occurred around 5 p.m. at a farm located south of Watkinsville, off Colham Ferry Road.

Tragically, Allen Ray Powers, 68, and his son, William Allen Breedlove, 37, were pronounced dead at the scene. The father and son lived in close proximity to each other on Rose Creek Drive.

Oconee Sheriff James Hale stated, “We’re confident it was murder-suicide based on the fact that the suspect called and told us that he had shot his son and he was calling to ask for an ambulance.” Following Powers’ 911 call, law enforcement deputies swiftly arrived at the scene. They found that Powers had succumbed to a gunshot wound, which was believed to be self-inflicted. Powers was well-respected in the community for his significant contributions at Walton EMC, where he served on the board.


The motive behind this tragic incident remains unknown..