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DAWSONVILLE, Georgia (AP) – North Georgia authorities have released the name of a man accused of killing his wife as she fled to a nearby fire station for help.
District Attorney Lee Darragh told reporters Tuesday that 44-year-old Jeremy Wade Gibson faces charges including murder. Authorities said 44-year-old Amy Alexandria Gibson had called 911 late Monday and frantically requested help, but the call died as the dispatcher asked for more information.
Minutes later, Gibson pulled into a Dawsonville fire station tailed by her husband, who authorities say approached the woman and shot her. Gibson’s children, ages 5 and 8, were in her car and escaped physical harm. They’re now in state care.
Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson says the couple had a history of domestic violence.
Dawsonville is about 60 miles north of Atlanta.