Police: Grandson shoots family members, kills 1

A Douglasville man remains in jail without bond Thursday after police say he shot and killed one family member and wounded another before firing on an officer.

Patrick Canada, 25, is charged with malice murder and aggravated assault related to an attack at 4995 Lake Hollow Court, Douglasville police said in a news release.

Dispatchers with 911 told Officer Thomas Lee Altman it sounded like people were fighting in the background as they listened to the open line Sunday night.

Making his presence known, Altman opened the front door and stepped inside the residence.

Altman was immediately confronted by Canada, who was holding a firearm inside the bloody foyer area, police said.

Shouting didn’t stop Canada from pointing the weapon at Altman and they shot at each other.

Altman’s gun malfunctioned, so he retreated to his patrol car for his rifle. As he did so, Altman saw 64-year-old Pamela Lynn Henn leaving through the rear door of the home, the report said. She had been shot multiple times.

Canada came out the same rear door, where Altman then confronted him and arrested him without further exchange of gunfire.

When he and other officers searched the home, Altman said he saw a large amount of blood in the foyer. Douglas Keith Henn, 59, was found dead of multiple apparent gunshot wounds.

Detectives later determined Canada is the grandson of Pamela Henn and the step-grandson of Douglas Henn. The three reside together and detectives believe Canada and his step-grandfather were fighting before Canada got a firearm and started shooting.

The condition of Pamela Henn was not known Thursday. An investigation is ongoing.