‘Baskets’ actor dies in attempted murder-suicide, police allege

A television actor tried to kill his ex-girlfriend before fatally shooting himself in a horrific rampage earlier this week, police said.

According to Breitbart, investigators said Hagen Mills, who appeared in the FX series Baskets, died in an attempted murder–suicide Tuesday at the Kentucky home of his ex-girlfriend.

Terror and rampage

Mills broke into the Mayfield residence of his ex-girlfriend, Erica Price, in a bloody rage and held Price’s mother and 4-year-old daughter hostage, Price’s mother said, according to the Daily Mail.

The actor, who is the father of Price’s child, waited for his former girlfriend to come home before holding her at gunpoint and attempting to kill her. Price was shot twice, in the chest and arm, according to Breitbart. Mills then shot himself, fatally.

Police were greeted by Price at the home after receiving a 5:45 p.m. 911 call, Fox News reported. Her mom and daughter were not injured, and Price was taken to the hospital and stabilized.

Price’s mother told the Daily Mail that she believes Mills thought he had killed Price before he killed himself.

“I think he believed she was dead; as soon as she hit the floor, he shot himself,” Tammy Green-Price said.

Families react

The carnage unfolded just one day after Mills was bonded out of jail on charges for rape, sodomy, wanton endangerment, and kidnapping charges, Breitbart reported.

According to Variety, the Kentucky-born actor had moved to Hollywood, where he starred in an episode of Baskets. He also appeared in an episode of Swedish Dicks and the movie Bonnie & Clyde: Justified, as well as an indie film that is set to release in August, Starlight.

Mills’ family said that he was “sweet” and that the family is in disbelief at his actions, according to Fox News. “He was a sweet boy,” a cousin told Fox. “I know it’s a bad thing but he was a talented boy and we loved him… It’s a terrible situation.”

Green-Price told the Daily Mail that Mills was a mentally unstable “failed actor” living between Kentucky and Los Angeles, and that he was desperate to get back with her daughter, who he “terrorized.”

“He was obsessed with her. He was stalking her,” Green-Price said. “I don’t know how much the police know because she was a very private person.”

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