• Man accused of forcing his way into home, shooting estranged wife

    By: Rikki Klaus


    CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. - Police are investigating a shooting at a home in Ball Ground.

    Cherokee County sheriff's officials said the shooting happened in the 200 block of Flat Bottom Trail.

    Investigators said around 5 a.m., shots rang out inside the home, off Highway 372 in Ball Ground.

    When deputy's arrived, they found Ronald Goss, 53, outside the home with an injury to his face. They then found Tina Goss, 48, inside the home suffering from a gunshot wound.

    EMTs said they were both alert and talking. Both were rushed to the hospital, where they remain.


    “Both parties were transported to the hospital. We’re continuing the investigation at this time,” Kelley said. “We’re speaking with both parties as the doctors will allow us to to get more information on the case.”

    Investigators say evidence indicates that Ronald Goss forced his way into the home. They said what led up to the shooting is under investigation, but the couple's estrangement played a role.

    Deputies say Ronald Goss will be charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, aggravated battery, aggravated assault and home invasion.

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