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.Our thoughts and prayers are with the Atkinson family.
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.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Covington Man Kills Ex-Girlfriend
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