Debbie Rodgers, Spruell’s daughter-in-law, told Channel 2 she’s trying to figure out how this happened.
“More than likely, Faye jumped in like any mother would to (protect) her granddaughter,” Rodgers said. “Faye didn’t deserve this.”
When officers arrived at the home, they found Spruell’s body by the door, Cobb County police Chief Mike Register said at a news conference.
After a brief standoff, the SWAT team entered the home and rescued Adams and Hannah, Register said.
During the rescue, Register said SWAT officers shot and killed Martin.
The GBI was called in to investigate the officer-involved shooting. Neither Register nor the GBI said whether Martin fired at SWAT officers.
It is the 69th such investigation this year, GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said Wednesday.