Shaun Hiles, 35, ambushed his estranged wife, Nicole Hiles, 33, at a home in Dry Ridge, KY, as she arrived with Larry Whitaker, 32.
Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills said Hiles rammed the pickup truck Nicole Hiles and her companion were in and then shot them to death. He then turned the gun on himself in a botched suicide attempted.
Dills said Shaun Hiles used a handgun to kill his wife and a rifle to killed Whitaker.
Nicole Hiles filed for a restraining order against Shaun Hiles on Monday. Hours later she was dead. Deputies were called to the couple’s home several times for domestic incidents but no arrests were ever made.
Shaun Hiles will be charged with two counts of murder for the deaths of his wife and her companion.