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      Woman shot after argument in Fitzgerald

      Bob Garner has been arrested and charged with five counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and criminal damage to property. / Ben Hill County Sheriff's Office


      A Fitzgerald woman is recovering after police say her husband shot her behind Wal-Mart Monday morning.

      Fitzgerald Police Chief Bill Smallwood told FOX 31 that shortly before 9 a.m., they received a phone call about a shooting that happened behind the store.

      43-year-old Pam Garner, an employee at Wal-Mart, employee was behind the store where associates gather for their smoke break, when her husband, 69-year-old Bob Garner, showed up and an argument began.

      Chief Smallwood says that is when he shot her, and when she began to run, shot her again. However, she was able to make it back inside the building.

      Chief Smallwood says that she was taken to Tift Regional Medical Center with a head wound, but was talking and moving after the incident. She has since been treated and released for her injuries.

      Bob Garner has been arrested and charged with five counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and criminal damage to property.

      Stay connected to MySouthWestGA.com as the story develops and the FOX 31 Newscast at 10 p.m.

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