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Gainesville man charged with shooting, wounding girlfriend
Woman's injuries not serious after apparent domestic dispute
Steven Keith Murphy
Steven Keith Murphy

Authorities said they believe a Gainesville man shot his live-in girlfriend Wednesday morning, with the bullet grazing her forehead.

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 5:32 a.m. call at 44 Branch St. in the New Holland area to find Jamie Macdonell shot. She was taken to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Following interviews with those there at the time of the shooting, Steven Keith Murphy, 27, of Gainesville, was arrested.

Murphy is charged with aggravated assault, cruelty to children and possession of methamphetamine. Macdonell’s children were at the residence when the shooting occurred, according to the warrants, and the Division of Family and Children Services has been contacted.

Murphy was listed as the “primary aggressor” in the aggravated assault in the warrants.

Sheriff’s office deputies found methamphetamine in Murphy’s bedroom, according to the warrants, at the time of the incident.

Murphy is at the Hall County Jail with no bond awaiting his first appearance, according to the sheriff’s office.

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