Hagen Mills dead: 'Baskets' star, 29, kills himself after shooting mother of his 4-year-old child
As police reached the residence, they saw a 34-year-old woman identified as Erica Price outside the residence with gunshot wounds to her arm and chest
Actor Hagen Mills has died in an alleged attempted murder-suicide. He allegedly first shot a woman and then turned the gun on himself. His mother confirmed his death saying Mills died in Mayfield, Kentucky, on Tuesday, May 19. She told TMZ that Mills had been living in Hollywood for several years, but still had a home in Mayfield.
According to the Mayfield Police Department in Kentucky, authorities responded to an attempted murder-suicide at around 5:45 pm on Tuesday. As they reached, they saw a 34-year-old woman identified as Erica Price outside the residence with gunshot wounds to her arm and chest. She reportedly told officials that Mills was still inside and that he had turned the gun on himself.
It has been said that Mills held Price’s mother and young daughter inside the house until she got home. As she entered, the actor allegedly shot her before shooting himself. In the tragic incident, however, the woman’s mother and daughter were “not physically injured”.
Price was soon rushed to a hospital and is said to be in a stable condition on Wednesday, May 20. While Mills was pronounced dead at the scene. Price is reportedly the mother of Mills’ 4-year-old daughter, Mila.
Meanwhile, the Graves County Jail website showed Mills was arrested on several occasions. In 2016, he was arrested for a DUI, for wanton endangerment in 2017, and second-degree assault in 2018. On March 30, this year, he was again arrested and charged with first-degree rape and sodomy, as well as kidnapping and possession of methamphetamine. He was released from jail on bond on May 6.
Mills was best known for playing Lucky in Zach Galifianakis' US comedy ‘Baskets’ and also starred in the show ‘Swedish Dicks’, a comedy about private investigators. Along with those roles, he also acted in an Indie film called ‘Star Light’, which was released back in February. Promoting the film on his Facebook page, Mills wrote in October, “Check out the trailer release and the article on Deadcentral.com of the highly anticipated horror film Starlight. I am extremely thankful for the wonderful opportunity to have worked on this amazing project with so many remarkably talented folks, #Dreamteam #FabSix both in front, and behind the camera!”
“I play the character Monty, the bourgeois baller who’s the smooth sultan of swagger, party liaison, teenage Adonis, captain of charm, charisma as well the basketball team. With a scholarship to play at the next level, it’s just a short countdown of days before he waves goodbye to his rural roots and starts the next chapter of his life and college career. If he lives that long. I personally have yet to see this movie although I eagerly await. And due to an absentminded issue with an airline ticket, I’m lamented to say that it looks like I won’t be attending the private screening tomorrow night in Beverly Hills. I do wish all who do attend, safe travels an amazing time. Wish I could be there with y’all,” he added in the post.