It’s being described as a botched murder-suicide. It seems Hollywood actor Hagen Mills, a man best known for his role on the pilot episode of the TV show Baskets, has taken his own life after failing to kill his former girlfriend, Erica Price.
If there was nothing else to this story, it would be tragic as hell. It would be outright awful, all on its own.
However, that’s not the whole story. You see, Mills was a bit more complicated than that.
Hollywood actor Hagen Mills is dead following an ‘attempted murder-suicide’ in his native Kentucky.
The 29-year-old actor, who appeared in the hit FX series Baskets, reportedly tried to kill former partner Erica Price, 34, at her residence in Mayfield on Tuesday evening.
Price was allegedly shot by Mills in both the arm and chest but managed to survive and call police. Mills subsequently turned the gun on himself and committed suicide.
According to The West Kentucky Star, Price is the mother of Mills’ four-year-old daughter, Mila.
The young girl was inside the home at the time, as was Price’s mother. Neither were injured during the incident.
Investigators claim that Mills held the pair hostage inside the home until Price arrived at 5.45 pm. After she walked through the front door, Mills shot her multiple times. She was taken to hospital in a stable condition after contacting police.
That’s the brunt of what happened. However, it seems that Mills was a real piece of work.
Actors can be…interesting. I mean, there’s probably something a little wrong with anyone who wants to spend their entire life being other people as much as possible, but Mills was different. He appears to have been worse.
Records from Graves County Jail in Kentucky show Mills has an extensive rap sheet.
On March 30 of this year, he was arrested and charged with first degree rape and sodomy, as well as kidnapping and possession of methamphetamine.
Prison officials told DailyMail.com Wednesday that Mills was released May 6 on a $500,000 property bond and $10,000 surety.
According to an arrest warrant obtained by DailyMail.com pertaining to that case, Mills allegedly became embroiled in an altercation with a woman outside his home sometime in March. He reportedly struck the victim with a handgun ‘causing a laceration to her lip’.
The actor then allegedly forced the female victim into his home, where he raped and sodomized her. She was held inside for hours, but managed to escape the property when Mills fell asleep. The victim took herself to a local hospital for an examination.
Records from the Graves County Jail website show he was arrested for a DUI in 2016, wanton endangerment in 2017, and second-degree assault in 2018.
Second-degree assault is a felony in Kentucky, which means Mills should not have been in possession of a firearm. By law, he couldn’t have a gun, yet he apparently did. One he used to hurt people who dared stand up to him, apparently.
Honestly, I’m glad Price and her daughter are still alive. It sounds like they are well rid of Mills.
While this happened in Kentucky, Mills still maintained a home in Hollywood, making him a Hollywood actor, though not a particularly big name. In nine years, he amassed a total of 13 credits on IMDB. Not a major star by any means, though a former rep of his described him as “talented.”
It sounds, though, like the world and Hollywood are better off without him.
Then again, I can’t help but wonder how much of Hollywood’s aversion to gun rights is because they all know too many people like Mills?