Dalton Police Investigate Gunshot Death In Dalton

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Updated: 11/05/2012 12:22 pm
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DPD Investigates Gunshot Death In Dalton

At approximately 1:00 pm Sunday afternoon, officers from the Dalton Police Department responded to a report of an accidental shooting at 1807 Shadow Lane Apartment 2. When they arrived, officers found 47 year old 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.

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 apartment. DPD detectives are still investigating this incident. Investigators are conducting interviews and are working with an agent from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation 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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