July 4, 2022–10:55 a.m.
PAULDING COUNTY POLICE
The driver of a pickup truck that slammed into a sign, gas pumps, and vehicles at a Paulding County store Sunday has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
According to the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office, the white GMC Sierra crew cab truck was traveling southbound on GA 101 in North Dallas when it appeared as if the vehicle was purposefully driven off of the roadway and into the parking lot of Al’s Exxon.
When bystanders went to the truck to check on the driver, identified as 30-year-old Christopher David Coleman of Paulding County, he shot himself in the head.
There were multiple people at the gas station at the time of this incident and several of them sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the wreck while the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the suicide.