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Homicide investigation in Northeast Georgia town

On Friday, July 27, 2018 at approximately 1:13 P.M., the Jackson County 911 Center received an emergency request for medical assistance to Adams Motor Sports located at 11852 Lewis Braselton Boulevard Braselton, Georgia.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) arrived, and they discovered the owner of the business, Eric Adams, 32, unresponsive on the floor of his shop. EMS transported Adams to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA where he was pronounced dead. Medical staff at the hospital alerted authorities of a suspicious injury consistent with a gunshot wound.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the business and the hospital where an investigation began. Jackson County Sheriff Janis Mangum requested assistance from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). Adams’ body was transported to the GBI Crime Lab in Decatur, GA where an autopsy was performed. Based on the results of that autopsy, Adams’ death has been ruled a homicide.

The criminal investigation is being worked jointly by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the GBI with assistance from the Braselton Police Department and the Jackson County Coroner’s Office.

Authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying anyone responsible for Adams’ murder. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Jackson County Anonymous Tip Line at (706) 367-3784.

Picture credit – Map of Jackson County, GA

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