SWAT shoots, takes son into custody after he allegedly shot mom, sheriff says

SWAT shot a man barricaded in a residence that authorities said shot his mom beforehand.
SWAT shot a man barricaded in a residence that authorities said shot his mom beforehand.

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Authorities said a woman was shot by her son Friday afternoon on Charlie Cooper Road, prompting a standoff with two SWAT teams.

The son, who has not been identified, barricaded himself in a nearby residence after allegedly shooting his mother three times in the back, Jackson County Sheriff Janis Mangum told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The woman called 911 around 4:30 p.m. after being shot, and Hall County SWAT and Georgia State Patrol SWAT were sent to take the son into custody, Mangum said.

She said the suspect shot at the deputies when they arrived. The Hall County SWAT team eventually shot a flashbang device into the residence, shot the suspect and took him into custody, Mangum said.

She said they believe his injuries are non-life threatening, and both him and his mother were brought to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. The mother is also in stable condition.

"I'm thankful that my deputies are walking away from this incident,” Mangum told the AJC. “They were fired upon, shots hit their cars and by the grace of God they're OK."

The GBI was called to investigate scene and investigate the use of force by officers, GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said. She confirmed there were no fatalities and no officers were injured.

Miles confirmed this is the 49th police shooting the GBI has investigated this year. The GBI conducted 97 officer-involved shooting investigations in 2017.

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Police shootings have increased across the country so far this year, according to The Washington Post, which maintains a database of police shootings nationwide. So far this year, 491 people have been shot and killed by police, an increase of 24 over this time last year, according to the database. Veteran law enforcement officers say it’s due to the amount of weapons available and changing attitudes toward police.

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