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Witnesses: Estranged husband killed LaGrange woman

By Laura Ann Sills - bioemail

LAGRANGE, GA (WTVM) – News Leader 9 is following a murder out of LaGrange, Georgia.

Around 8:00 p.m. Thursday, LaGrange Police responded to shots that were fired at a home on Hogansville Road.

Officers found the body of Shelly Johnson, 37, in her living room. Witnesses told police she was shot by her estranged husband, Jacob Johnson, 43.

We are told the two had not been together for four months.

Johnson, of Dadeville, AL, turned himself into the Sheriff's Office and was charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Captain Mike Pheil of the LaGrange Police Department said, "Detectives are continuing to follow up on it and make sure that we gather all the information appropriate to prosecute this appropriately. Including doing search warrants on the vehicle that he left the scene in and continuing additional interviews with family and friends."

If anyone has any additional information on this crime please call LaGrange Police.  The number to call is 706-883-2603.

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