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Man Shot and Wounded by Police Outside Atlanta

Man Fatally Shot
Posted at 3:33 PM, Oct 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-28 15:33:00-04

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say police shot and wounded a man outside Atlanta after he pointed his weapon at officers.

Cherokee County sheriff's Lt. Jay Baker said deputies and police officers were called to a home in the Woodstock area -- about 30 miles north of Atlanta -- around 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Baker says in a statement that a man inside was armed and that his wife and two children were also inside as police responded to a "suicide threat call."

Baker says the wife and children fled the home shortly after officers arrived. He says the man then left the house, pointed his weapon at officers and was shot by Woodstock police.

Baker says the man was taken to a hospital. His condition wasn't released. No officers were injured.

No other details were released.