A Brunswick woman died late Friday afternoon from a gunshot wound to the head and her 27-year-old boyfriend is in the Glynn County Detention Center, facing a murder charge in the Thursday night shooting, Brunswick Police Capt. Angela Smith said Friday.

Antoine Bernard Ladson, of Brunswick, also is charged with aggravated assault under the family violence act, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.

Brunswick police received a call at 11:22 p.m. Thursday about a possible suicide attempt 2318 Gordon St., finding Amy Dean had been shot in the head, Smith said. Dean was taken to Southeast Georgia Health System’s Brunswick hospital and flown to Savannah Memorial University Medical Center. Police described her injuries as life-threatening. Dean died at 5:49 p.m. Friday, Smith said.

Police recovered the handgun allegedly used in the shooting at the home, Smith said.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Brunswick police detective Carla Futch at 912-279-2641 or the Silent Witness Hotline at 912-267-5516.

Reporter Larry Hobbs writes about government, public safety and other local topics. Contact him at lhobbs@thebrunswicknews.com or at 265-8320, ext. 320.

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