‘Very senseless’: 14-year-old girl shot, killed after suspects storm home

The girl was killed in a break-in in Coweta County.

At least four people are wanted after a 14-year-old girl was shot and killed Tuesday night in a Coweta County home invasion.

According to witnesses, the armed suspects stormed into a residence on Bethlehem Church Road, shouted unspecified demands and started shooting. After the teen was hit in the back, the suspects took off in a silver, four-door passenger car, the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday in a Facebook post.

Haley Adams

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The girl, whose pastor identified her as Haley Adams to Channel 2 Action News, was taken to Piedmont Newnan Hospital and later died, according to the sheriff’s office.

“Very senseless that this was done,” sheriff’s spokesman James Yarbrough told Channel 2.

Nothing was stolen during the home invasion, which occurred about 9:30 p.m., sheriff’s investigators said.

Overnight, investigators were in and out of the house collecting bags of evidence. There were more than a dozen evidence markers at the scene, bullet holes in the front door and a footprint where someone tried to kick it in, according to Channel 2.

Adams was one of multiple people inside the home at the time of the break-in, but no other injuries were reported. Witnesses were interviewed at the sheriff’s office, the news station reported.

Surveillance footage obtained by Channel 2 appears to show at least four people get out of a sedan moments before the break-in. When they return to the car and prepare to leave, footage shows one of the suspects with a duffle bag. Flashes from two gunshots can also be seen.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office.