In a shocking and tragic turn of events, actor Hagen Mills died in an attempted murder-suicide plot on May 18, 2020 according to the New York Daily News. Mills, who was living in Mayfield, Kentucky, shot the mother of his child, Erica Price, when she returned to the residence. Mills was already holding their daughter and Price’s mother hostage in the home prior to Price’s arrival, per New York Daily News.
Officers came to the scene and found Price with gunshot wounds to her chest and arms waiting outside the house, according to People. Price told police that Mills had turned the gun on himself.
Fortunately, their daughter and Price’s mother were unharmed. Meanwhile, Price was taken to hospital and is reported to be in a stabilized condition while Mills was pronounced dead at the scene, according to People.
With this tragic case in mind, here’s everything we know about the actor, Hagen Mills.
Hagen Mills had a history of legal trouble
Hagen Mills, who was 29 when he died, was born in Kentucky and moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting, according to Variety. In 2011, he had some luck with short films and by 2013, he was cast in the film Bonnie & Clyde: Justified. Mills played the character Buck Barrow, an older brother to protagonist Clyde Barrow, and an active member of the Barrow Gang, per Variety.
Mills’ acting success continued when he played the character Lucky in the episode “Renoir,” which was the first episode in the black comedy series Baskets, per Variety. The show also stars Zach Galifianakis.
Later in 2016, Mills landed a role in an episode of Swedish Dicks, according to IMDb. His most recent work was in the independent horror film, Starlight, which is due to debut on August 4, 2020, according to Variety.
While Mills had some acting success, he also had trouble with the law. According to New York Daily News, he had a history of felony arrests. A major one occurred on March 30, when Mills “was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence, rape, sodomy, adult kidnapping and child endangerment,” per the outlet. Later, in April, Mills was “slapped with more offenses” for the “felony possession of methamphetamine and trafficking anabolic steroids.”
According to People, police are unclear what Mills’ motive was in the murder-suicide attempt.
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