DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Authorities have released more details after they said a mother was shot and killed by her husband in front of a Dawson County fire station Monday night.
It happened about 7:39 p.m. in front of Dawson County Fire Station No. 7 at 170 Dawson Forest Road West.
Deputies Amy Alexandria Gibson, 44, and her husband, Jeremy Wade Gibson, 44, drove up to the parking area in separate vehicles. Then, Mr. Gibson shot his wife, according to the Dawson County Sheriff's Office.
The victim died from her injuries, officials said. Mr. Gibson then surrendered to the firefighters who held him there until deputies arrived.
Officials later discovered two children in the car, ages 8 and 5. They were taken into custody by the Division of Children and Families.
Officials said at least one firefighter was in the parking lot at the time of the shooting, visiting with his wife and children. The fire chief told FOX 5 News because it happened so fast and because of the nature of the incident, there was nothing anyone could have done to stop the violence.
Investigators believe Mrs. Gibson was trying to seek the safe haven of the firehouse but was intercepted before she could even get out of the car.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was asked to help process the crime scene.