Dalton Husband Says Wife Fatally Shot As She Handed His Gun To Him

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Dalton Police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are probing the gunshot death of a 47-year-old Dalton woman at her home on Sunday afternoon.

At approximately 1 p.m., officers from the Dalton Police Department responded to a report of an accidental shooting at 1807 Shadow Lane, Apt. 2. When they arrived, officers found Tammie Elizabeth Hammock with a gunshot wound to her head. She was transported by EMS to Hamilton Medical Center, but later died of her injuries.

Ms. Hammock’s husband, 47-year-old Otis Hammock, told officers that the gunshot was an accidental discharge that happened as she was handing his handgun to him in their home.

Dalton Police Department detectives are still investigating the incident. Investigators are conducting interviews and are working with an agent from the GBI to process the scene of the shooting. No arrest has been made and no charges have been filed at this time.


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