Update: Man Referred to 4-Month-Old Grandchild as 'Demon' Before Shooting Him in Car Seat

Man reportedly tried to adopt the 4-year-old granddaughter he allegedly shot in the back.
CRAWFORD COUNTY, AR -- New details are emerging in a triple homicide/suicide in which a man allegedly shot and killed two of his grandchildren and his daughter's boyfriend before turning the shotgun on himself.

According to Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown, investigators are still trying to determine motive in the killings after a domestic dispute turned deadly.

Brown says although they initially believed the incident began in the driveway of a home just north of Alma on Tuesday afternoon, it actually began in the house when Tim Adams began to argue with his daughter over who would tend to her children while she appeared in court.

The daughter told Adams that Michael Williams, who was with her at the time, would look after them. After they argued about that, Adams walked out the front door with a shotgun, according to Sheriff Brown.

Witnesses said they thought Adams fired a warning shot into the air, but had actually shot Williams, who later died.

Adams' daughter ran outside and tried to keep him from shooting inside the car, but he ran around the other side of the car and shot 4-month-old Chastyn Williams. The only motive they have so far in these two killings is that Adams didn't like Michael Williams, and had even referred to him and the infant as "being demons," Sheriff Brown says.

Adams then shot his 4-year-old granddaughter, Kierra Adams, in the back after chasing her, her grandmother and another child out of a bedroom in which they had barricaded themselves.

Investigators are still clueless as to what motive Adams might have had for shooting young Kierra, who he apparently favored over the other grandchildren and even attempted to adopt at one time, according to Sheriff Brown.

A deputy then arrived to the home and was informed that Adams was the shooter. Sheriff Brown says Adams, who was speaking on the phone, had his back to the deputy, who ordered him to turn around and drop the shotgun.

Adams then turned around, put the phone down on the ground, then pointed the shotgun toward himself and pulled the trigger.

Sheriff Brown says they are unclear if Adams was speaking with his brother or nephew, or possibly both, shortly before shooting himself, but the two are being interviewed by assisting agencies and county investigators.
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