Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Shooter Dead At Scene, Victim Dies In Hospital

"SANDY SPRINGS, GA — The Sandy Springs Police Department Wednesday afternoon announced it has released the name of the shooter in its investigation of a possible murder/suicide that occurred this morning at 7545 Chaparral Drive in the city’s northern district.

"He is Dan Wilkins, 65, of Wood Valley Trail in Roswell. Wilkins is the estranged husband of Sharon Wilkins, and he came to the home on Chaparral Drive this morning just before 9 a.m. He shot Sharon Wilkins, 54, multiple times and then shot himself as police arrived on the scene, according to a news release.

"The house is owned by Sharon Wilkins’ mother, who was in the house at the time of the shooting. She was not injured and called 911 between 8:45 and 9 a.m. Wednesday. Sharon Wilkins was taken by ambulance to North Fulton Hospital in Roswell but later died there."


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