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Coweta deputies return fire at man who shot woman, killing him: Sheriff's office

Deputies responded to a domestic dispute call in Senoia where the incident occurred, the sheriff's office said.

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. — Deputies shot and killed a man in return fire while responding to a domestic dispute call in the Senoia area Saturday, the sheriff's office said.

The sheriff's office said the deputies had been dispatched on "information from a female victim advising she'd been shot by a male on scene."

According to the sheriff's office, deputies were approaching a home when a "male exited the residence and fired" at them.

On Sunday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation identified the man as 76-year-old Michael Adams, who was killed as a result of his injuries.

The incident occurred at a location on Tranquil Cemetery Road. The GBI added that when deputies and the Senoia Police Department came to the scene, they found Adams with a gun.

After being told to put down the weapon, Adams pointed the gun at authorities, resulting in them firing their weapons at him.

The statement from the sheriff's office said the woman was taken to a hospital where her condition was not known.

The GBI is continuing to conduct an independent investigation. This marks the 38th officer involved shooting they've been asked to investigate this year.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to better reflect where the shooting took place.

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