GBI: Man, 76, fatally shot after pointing gun at Coweta deputies, shooting wife

Credit: GBI

Credit: GBI

A man was shot and killed at a Coweta County home Saturday evening after officials say he shot his wife and pointed a gun at responding sheriff’s deputies.

The sheriff’s office was called around 9 p.m. to the 100 block of Tranquil Road in Senoia upon receiving information that 76-year-old Michael Adams shot his spouse during a domestic dispute, according to the GBI.

When deputies and Senoia police officers arrived at the home, they saw Adams with a gun, the GBI said. Authorities tried to get him to put the weapon down, but were unsuccessful.

“Adams pointed the gun at deputies, at which time two deputies and one officer fired their weapons and hit (him),” the GBI stated.

Adams, of Senoia, died at the scene.

His wife was taken to a hospital, but officials did not provide details on her condition. No officers were injured during the incident, according to the GBI.

The GBI will conduct an independent investigation. Once completed, it will turn over its findings to the Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review. The state agency’s medical examiner’s office will conduct the autopsy on Adams.

It’s the 38th officer-involved shooting the GBI has been asked to investigate this year. By this time last year, there had been 48 such shootings in Georgia.

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