KEY POINTS

  • Hagen Mills allegedly waited for his ex-girlfriend, Erica Price, at her home with Price's mother and the couple's daughter hostage while Price was out
  • He shot Price in the arm and chest when she returned home before turning the gun on himself
  • Mills had previously been arrested on multiple charges, including rape and domestic violence, for an incident in March and was out on bond

Hagen Mills, a 29-year-old actor, was found dead Tuesday after an alleged attempted murder-suicide involving his ex-girlfriend at her home in Kentucky.

The incident unfolded in the late afternoon at the home of Erica Price, 34, in Mayfield, Kentucky. Police said they were called after Price had been shot by Mills in her arm and chest before he turned the gun on himself.

Price was rushed to a nearby hospital while Mills was pronounced dead at the scene, a local medical examiner confirmed.

Price has been treated for her wounds and is expected to make a full recovery. Her mother and daughter were not harmed in the incident.

Investigators learned that Mills had arrived at Price’s home while she was out and that her mother was watching their 4-year-old daughter. Mills allegedly held the Price's mother and his daughter hostage while they waited for Price to return home, shooting her after she opened the door.

Mills had been working as an actor since 2011, best known for his appearance in the FX black comedy, “Baskets,” starring Zach Galifianakis and Louie Anderson. His next project scheduled for release was the independent horror film “Starlight,” due out on Aug. 4.

Tuesday’s incident wasn’t the only alleged violent incident involving Mills in Mayfield. He was arrested on March 30 on charges of rape, drug possession, domestic violence, kidnapping, and several other charges. Mills was held in Graves County Jail for over a month until he was bonded out on Monday.

Elyah Dolan, a former rep for Mills, told reporters she hadn’t spoken to him since before a trip to Kentucky in 2018. Dolan said he told her that he needed to go home to deal with issues “unrelated to the entertainment industry.”

“I knew him as a talented actor and horseman with that classic southern hospitality and charm,” Dolan said. “May he rest in peace.”

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