N. Georgia man charged in deadly shooting of wife

N. Georgia man charged in deadly shooting of wife

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A man has been charged in the fatal shooting of his wife.
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  • The incident happened in a parking lot on Atlanta Highway in Barrow County.

Barrow County sheriff’s deputies arrested Darrin Russell, 50, in connection with the deadly shooting of his wife Friday, the GBI announced.

Russell was charged with murder in connection with the death of Dorothy Russell, 51, the GBI said Saturday. He is being held in the Barrow County jail.

The shooting happened about 5 p.m. in the Ingles parking lot on Atlanta Highway in Auburn, GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said shortly after the incident.

A 911 call came in about a domestic dispute in the parking lot, Miles said. Officials found a woman dead from a gunshot wound. 

Darrin Russell drove away but was arrested about an hour later, the GBI said.

A man is in custody after investigators say he shot and killed a woman that he knew.

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