3 people killed, 2 officers hurt in standoff at Georgia home

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Posted at 7:28 AM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 07:28:32-04

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia say a standoff that began when two officers were shot and wounded has ended with a 16-year-old boy and a pregnant woman killed by a gunman who then killed himself.

Henry County police tell news outlets two officers responding to a domestic disturbance Thursday morning were shot and wounded by the gunman, who then barricaded himself inside the home in Stockbridge, which is outside Atlanta. A standoff ensued and lasted until early Friday.

Police Capt. Joey Smith says the officers were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries and he doesn't believe they shot the man.


An earlier version of this report incorrectly said the home was in McDonough.