Gibson murder trial bound over to Dawson Co. Superior Court

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DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – The case of the man accused to killing his wife in the parking lot of Fire Station 7 on July 29 has been bound over to Superior Court

Jeremy Wade Gibson, 44, appeared in Magistrate Court today (Aug. 14), where the judge found probable cause.

Witnesses say Gibson followed his wife, Amy Alexandria Gibson, in his car into the parking lot of Fire Station 7 then shot her several times as the couple’s two young children watched in terror in the back seat. The children were unharmed.

After the shooting, Gibson put his gun on the ground and quietly surrendered to unarmed firefighters who witnessed the shooting.

Gibson is charged with five felonies – two counts of murder, one count of cruelty to children in the first degree, one count of aggravated assault and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

 

 

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Jeremy Gibson probable cause hearing set for Wednesday

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Jeremy Gibson, the Dawsonville man who shot and killed his wife Amy Alexandria Gibson, in front of witnesses at Fire Station 7 July 29, will be in Dawson County Magistrate Court (Courtroom A, 3rd floor) Wednesday for a probable cause hearing.

Gibson appeared before Dawson County Chief Magistrate Judge Lisa A. Poss-Thurmond last Wednesday where he is charged with five felonies – two counts of murder, one county one of cruelty to children in the first degree, one count of aggravated assault and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

During that first appearance, Gibson a former Army Ranger who has been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), told the judge he understood English but could not read or write due to a traumatic brain injury.

Friends told Fetch Your News the trouble between the couple started two years ago and began to escalate leading to the shooting.

Amy Gibson was fleeing from her husband and apparently drove to the fire station seeking a safe haven But her husband jumped from his vehicle and fired several shots into her car, killing her in front of her children ages 5 and 8.

 

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Victim, suspect in shooting at fire station 7 are identified

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – At a morning press conference today (July 30), Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson identified the victim of last night’s shooting as Amy Alexandria Gibson, 44, of Dawsonville. Gibson was shot by her estranged husband Jeremy Wade Gibson in front of Dawson County Fire Station No. 7 on Dawson Forest Road.

Johnson said the victim made a rather “frantic” call to 911 at approximately 7:36 p.m. before the line went blank.

Jeremy Gibson (left) has been identified as the person who shot his wife Amy Alexandria Gibson Monday.

Gibson was fleeing from her husband and apparently drove to the fire station seeking a safe haven. Her husband reportedly followed her in a second vehicle and before she could exit the vehicle, she was shot several times and died at the scene. Her two children, ages 8 and 5 were in her vehicle at the time, but were unharmed.

After the shooting, Jeremy Gibson surrendered to firefighters who held him until deputies arrived and took him into custody.

Johnson said there has been a “lengthy” history of domestic violence between the couple, but he declined to provide details.

Fire and Emergency Services Chief Danny Thompson said one firefighter and his family witnessed the shooting.

“One of the firefighters was confronted by a female that requested help. He just assumed like many people who arrive at a fire station to report a fire or medical emergency. He stepped back to notify his partner then stepped back out when the shooting occurred.”

Thompson declined to name the firefighter who witnessed the shooting out of respect for him and his family. “We want to make sure they get the necessary mental help to take care of them. Even though we’re professionals, it is still a tragic event. It even weighs heavy on the seasoned veterans.”

Thompson said the firefighter, his wife, their two children, ages 1 and 3 actually witnessed the shooting. He also pointed out that their lives were in immediate danger. “Front and center in a matter of seconds, it was their lives, his family’s lives they were looking after. They took the necessary actions and precautions to do exactly that.”

The victim’s children were turned over to the Department of Family and Children’s Services.

District Attorney Lee Darragh said his office will proceed with the appropriate warrants soon.

“Certainly there will be a murder charge, some firearms charges, cruelty to children because of the witnessing of this event by the children.”

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was involved in processing the crime scene.

 

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