Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Covington Man Kills Ex-Girlfriend

From the AJC:

A man wanted for the overnight shooting death of his ex-girlfriend inside a Newton County convenience store shot and wounded himself during a four-hour standoff with a sheriff's SWAT team, authorities said.

WSB-TV reported that the shooting happened about 10:30 p.m. Sunday at the Liberty Food Mart on Crowell Road west of Covington.

Sheriff's spokesman Mark Mitchell told WSB that someone called 911 reporting harassing phone calls at the location, and when deputies arrived, they found a woman who had been shot.

WSB reported that Michael Barrow, 22, shot and killed Audrey Atkinson, 19.

The couple had been living together at a house on Wellington Trail until Atkinson moved out last week, according to WSB.

Barrow was later involved in a standoff with deputies at the house, and when they entered the home, they found that he had shot himself.

The station reported that Barrow was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. His condition was not immediately available.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Atkinson family.


lilia said...

audrey was in my class at GPC..i didnt get to know her too well..she was always quiet..but i never would have thought this would have happened to HER

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FelishaFernandez3 said...

The Fernandez family loves and misses you so much! We always sit around and talk about or memories with you...miss them..you had a great smile, laugh, personality, all around all American girl...we keep you in our thoughts our prayers are with Aiden...you where the best friend anyone could ever ask for.love you Angel.

~Felisha Fernandez Clark~