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Georgia’s deputy, is charged with the man’s murder during a domestic incident

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A Georgia deputy was on Monday arrested and charged with murder in the fatal off-duty shooting of another man during a domestic incident, police said.

The Athens-Clarke County officers responded to an address in Athens, on Sunday evening, and found the 26-year-old Benjamin Cloer’s death from multiple gunshot wounds, police said.

Winford “Trey” Adams III, a 32-year-old deputy with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, was taken into custody and arrested early Monday, police spokesman Geoffrey Gilland said in a news release.

Mugshot for Winford “Trey” Adams III, 32.
(Atehns-Clarke County Sheriff’s Office)

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“He was off-duty and in plainclothes at the time of the incident,” Gilland said.

“We are very sad to announce that one of our agents was arrested,” the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, wrote in a Facebook post.

“It’s a very sad day for all law Enforcement officials,” the post continued.

ATLANTA-A STUDENT DIED OF ASPHYXIATION, POLICE SAY, A ROOMMATE, ROOMMATE’S BOYFRIEND CHARGED WITH MURDER

Gilland told Fox News that investigators are not saying at this point, how can Adam and Cloer had known each other.

Adams was a Madison County deputy for 15 months, ago, and, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Chief Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Vaughn, told the newspaper by e-mail, Adam was a model agent.

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“To be honest, we were all blown away by the reaction to a crime of passion,” he said.

Adams was fired, after his arrest, the paper reported.

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