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Alpharetta police shoot woman

'Distraught' victim pointed gun at officers

September 26, 2013
ALPHARETTA, Ga. For the second time in a week, Alpharetta was the site of a shooting. A woman is in the hospital after police were forced to shoot her Sept. 25.

At 6:04 p.m., police received a call about a woman who sent a worrisome text message that threatened suicide.

Officers went to the suspect's Woodhaven Way home, off Haynes Bridge Road, to check on the status of her.

Alpharetta police and fire units responded to the residence. Upon entry they encountered the woman who they report was emotionally upset. The two responding officers requested emergency medical personnel to check on her welfare.

The woman fled into another part of the house where she found a firearm and pointed it at one of the police officers. The other officer fired upon the woman, believing she was going to use the gun. The woman was given emergency medical treatment by EMS on site and transported to North Fulton Hospital.

The GBI was contacted by Alpharetta Public Safety and have assumed full investigation of the incident. The two police officers involved were placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the case.

"It is department policy for any officer involved in a shooting to be placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the shooting investigation," said Alpharetta Public Safety Spokesman George Gordon.


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