Man shoots wife, himself during Coweta domestic dispute, sheriff says

Credit: Henri Hollis

Credit: Henri Hollis

A man shot a woman and then himself during a domestic incident in Coweta County hours after deputies first responded to the home Tuesday morning, officials said.

The double shooting took place at around 2:30 p.m. in an area near Persimmon Creek, which at one point runs underneath I-85 in the northeast corner of the county.

Law enforcement went to the home after a concerned neighbor called 911. As a deputy was approaching the front door, gunshots rang out, Coweta sheriff’s office spokesman Sgt. Toby Nix said.

The deputy had returned to his patrol vehicle to get his rifle when the woman ran out of the garage. She said her husband shot her and then himself, according to Nix.

Officials rendered aid to the man and woman before they were both taken to an Atlanta-area hospital. The woman suffered injuries considered not life-threatening, but Nix said the man “is currently not expected to survive his wounds.”

Just over eight hours before the shooting, deputies responded to the same home regarding a domestic dispute. Officials spoke to the man and woman separately and they told deputies they would continue to talk about their disagreement and then separate for the day, Nix added.

The sheriff’s office did not say what the two were fighting about or what motivated the shooting.

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