A Spalding County woman who was shot early Tuesday is in critical condition at Atlanta Medical Center, officials said.
Grady Jack Norton, who deputies believe shot 42-year-old Amber Rae Brown, was holding a weapon next to Brown’s body as deputies entered the 600 block of Cheatham Road in Griffin about 9:15 a.m., Spalding County sheriff’s spokesman Capt. Dwayne Jones said.
A deputy ordered Norton to put down his weapon. That’s when Norton fired one shot into his head, Jones said.
Coroner Sonny Foster pronounced the 52-year-old Griffin man dead.
No additional information was released.
An investigation is ongoing, Jones said.
Know what’s really going on with crime and public safety in your metro Atlanta community, including breaking news, trial coverage, trends and the latest on unsolved cases. Sign up for the AJC’s crime and safety newsletter delivered weekly to your inbox.
In other news:
Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.
Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.