Deputies shoot, kill suspect in Hall County after SWAT standoff

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The suspect fired at deputies, who fired back and killed the man.

The GBI is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting in Hall County, officials said Sunday morning.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputies shot and killed the man following a SWAT team standoff that lasted about seven hours Saturday night, the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

Deputies were called to the home on Truelove Road just before 5 p.m. to respond to reports of a man with a gun, the statement said.

When they attempted to contact the man, who was not identified, he “barricaded himself inside the residence and refused all attempts at communication,” the sheriff’s office said.

After several hours of attempted negotiation with the man, he began shooting at deputies from within the residence at about 11 p.m., according to the statement.

An hour later, he “appeared in the front doorway and again fired at Deputies, who returned fire, fatally striking the suspect,” the sheriff’s office said.

No deputies or bystanders were injured.

The GBI, which typically investigates officer-involved shootings, was called to the scene and is looking into the incident.

It was the 72nd investigation the GBI has opened into an officer-involved shooting in Georgia this year, according to the agency. That statistic is on track to pass the 88 recorded officer-involved shootings last year.

Just last Friday, Cobb County police shot and killed a man who fired several shots outside an apartment complex.

READ MORE: GBI identifies man shot, killed by cops outside Cobb apartment complex

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Police are still searching for the suspect.