• Deputies: 2 kids home when father killed in Paulding County

    By: Nicole Carr


    PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. - Deputies in Paulding County are investigating a deadly shooting.

    It happened at a house in the Meadows at NorthCrest Subdivision at about 12:35 a.m. Friday.

    They said they found a man dead inside a house he shared with his wife.


    Police tell Channel 2's Nicole Carr the victim was 34 years old and was found in the foyer of his home.


    Authorities said there was no sign of forced entry and that two children were inside the house when it happened.


    Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrived at the scene just before 4:30 a.m.




    "We don't know all the circumstances on what took place prior to the shooting. But we have been speaking with his wife. She is cooperating but at this point we don't know how many people we are looking for,” Paulding Co. Sgt. Ashley Henson said.

    Police said it is still unclear whether the man's wife, who called 911, witnessed the shooting.
    The two children in the home, an infant and child who appeared to be between 4 and 6 years old, were awake, but in another part of the house when it happened, according to authorities.
    Police said they did not see the shooting.
    "We would love to release anything, but we don't know if we've got one or two or how many of the suspects," Sgt. Ashley Henson said.

    Police believe the shooter or shooters may have left the neighborhood in a car.

    They are working to find leads. 


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