David Jerome Trauger, 67, was confronted by officers at an apartment complex in Kingsland Wednesday night and ordered to surrender, St. Marys police said. Police say he raised a weapon toward officers and was shot.
A medical examiner on Wednesday concluded that human remains found on the boat that burned on the North River were those of two people.
Investigators initially believed the skeletal remains of one person had been found on the boat Monday, The Brunswick News reported.
The fire was so intense that bones were reduced to fragments, authorities said. After more investigation, they determined the remains belonged to two people, whose identities haven't been released.
The boat is owned by Trauger's former wife, Karen Shaye Barnes.
Trauger was stunned when he returned from a business trip to Pennsylvania to find the locks changed on the boat, said Crystal Ferrier, a Brunswick lawyer who was representing Trauger in the divorce case involving him and Barnes. A Georgia State Patrol trooper told him he wasn't allowed on the boat, Ferrier said.
Barnes had requested a temporary Family Violence Protection Order against Trauger on Aug. 3 in Glynn County Superior Court.