GBI investigating officer-involved fatal shooting in Whitfield County

GBI investigating officer-involved fatal shooting in Whitfield County

March 26th, 2013 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a Tuesday incident that left a Whitfield County man dead after a shooting involving a county deputy.

Maj. John Gibson with the Whitfield County Sheriff's Office said a deputy responded to a home on Old Chattanooga Road on a report of a suicide attempt. A man had stabbed himself, ran from the home, cut himself and "made a threatening charge towards the officer," Gibson said.

He said a deputy fired one round at the man that struck him in his torso. The man was taken to Hamilton Medical Center and pronounced dead early Tuesday morning.

For complete details, see tomorrow's Chattanooga Times Free Press.